FieldTurf Environmental Leadership
At FieldTurf we take our role as environmental stewards seriously. Our focus is creating safer playing fields for future generations and that goes beyond player injuries. It also means conserving our natural resources and reducing our carbon footprint.
Installing a FieldTurf field in your community can save up to 1,000,000 gallons of water a year. The impact of a FieldTurf field is felt in America. Consider this: With over 4,000 playing fields saving an average of 1,000,000 gallons of water per year, FieldTurf is helping Americans save 4 billion gallons of water per year.
Each of those 4,000 playing fields uses approximately 20,000 recycled tires, which is used to make up FieldTurf’s performance infill layer. That’s a total of 80 million tires recycled to date, diverted from landfills and turned in to safe playing fields.
A Positive Contribution to the Environment
When it comes to carbon footprints, there’s simply no comparison between natural grass and FieldTurf fields. By choosing FieldTurf, you’re becoming part of an environmental movement that not only saves clean drinking water, but also:
- Eliminates impact on water resources, saving billions of gallons of water each year
- Eliminates the use of billions of pounds of chemicals
- Removes millions of tires from landfill sites each year
- Significantly lowers the use of natural gas and other fossil fuels
- Eliminates fuel-powered mowing, aerating, and re-seeding
- Eliminates grass clippings
- Can contribute toward numerous Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits
FieldTurf is 100% recyclable. When a FieldTurf installation finally comes to the end of its long life – it continues to help our planet. FieldTurf was the first company in the industry to remove entire turf systems and recycle them.
After removal, old turf fields can now be turned into new turf infill and backing, as well as other products, such as crude oil, custom bi-products and artificial lumber.
Proven Safe for the Environment
The environmental benefits of artificial grass have been well documented for years. Hundreds of studies have been completed to discover the truth about any potential risks of artificial turf.
Government health ministries and environmental bodies around the world have commissioned extensive research. So have world health organizations, leading universities and independent scientific committees. Elected officials have reacted to the concerns of their constituents by commissioning studies to get the facts – and each time artificial turf has been found to be safe.