The Re-Match process is the first of its kind to recycle 99% of the synthetic turf system on an industrial scale.
Stadiums and sports arenas throughout the world are increasingly using synthetic turf. One field covers on average a total area of 8,000 square meters (roughly 86,100 square feet). After 8-10 years, even the highest quality turf is worn-out, and the enormous amount of synthetic turf will be sent to the landfill. Disposing of the worn-out turf typically means either incineration or landfilling. Both methods of disposal entail a large negative environmental impact and significant costs to the owner in terms of disposal fees.
Many companies today wish to use and supply environmental friendly solutions. With Re-Match’s solution, sports arenas and stadiums can now dispose of their old synthetic turf with a good conscience. And for the first time manufacturers of synthetic turf can produce turf using material from recycled turf. In addition to recycling synthetic turf, Re-Match now also offers cut & roll and handling - including transport of the old turf if required by the customer as well as sale of the clean end products. Re-Match has all required permits, notifications and authorisations in place including permits for transportation of used turf across borders.
The use of synthetic turf in stadiums and sports arenas is increasing throughout the world. In most cases, there are environmental benefits from using synthetic turf rather than natural grass, as grass will typically require large amounts of water and the use of chemicals and pesticides for maintenance.
Synthetic turf becomes a large environmental liability as soon as the turf it is no longer fit for use and needs to be replaced. Stadiums, sports arenas and municipals pay huge disposal fees to dispose of used artificial turf, without getting an environmentally safe option.
Re-Match turf recycling makes it possible to protect the environment when disposing of used synthetic turf without leaving any waste from the original components. The worn-out turf is picked up by Re-Match turf recycling and separated into clean, raw components using our advanced separation technology.