System now in place to recycle artificial turf

Artificial turf

Artificial turf, used instead of real grass for a growing number of playing fields, has at its end of life been sent to landfills.  The reason is that this kind of turf is comprised of a mixture of polyethylene, polypropylene and polyurethane, though some can use materials like nylon or polyester. While the plastic in turf field systems can usually be recycled on its own, it is difficult for recyclers separate the plastics from the sand and rubber infill.

But leave it to enterprising and creative thinkers to come up with a solution.

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Green City Awards recognize innovative municipalities

Waste & Recycling News announced the winners of the 2012 Green City Awards in late March

As consumer demand for green products continues to rise, so too does their awareness of the various aspects of living a green lifestyle. Being green has taken on a broader meaning then simply recycling or for a city to designate “green space”.

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