Natural grass simply cannot remain lush and resilient if used more than three to four days a week, in snow or drought, or during months when grass doesn’t grow. This, coupled with an escalating need for durable fields that accommodate multiple teams and activities, the high cost of maintaining a grass sports field or landscape, and the need to conserve water, have prompted a rising number of schools, parks and municipalities to turn to synthetic turf to meet their needs.
Synthetic turf has a measurable, positive impact on the environment.
A typical artificial turf sports field requires between 500,000 and 1 million gallons water per year.
Every square meter of natural grass replaced with synthetic saves 2,200 gallons per year.
Synthetic turf conserves 4 to 8 billion gallons water annually.
REDUCED PESTICIDE USE
Synthetic turf eliminates the need for harmful pesticides and fertilizers, a principal cause of water pollution,
which can lead to Algal Bloom, depleted oxygen and damage to wildlife.
Helps reduce noxious emissions from maintenance equipment and mowers.
A push mower emits as much pollution in one hour as 11 cars. A riding mower emits as much as 34 cars.
Original article: www.actglobal.com