Synthetic Turf – Delivering Sustainable Sports Facilities

Webinar organised by ESTC – EMEA Synthetic Turf Council, in cooperation with BeKoGr


In partnership with BeKoGr, the Swedish network of municipalities, who are working on a project to deliver sustainable solutions in Sweden, ESTC will host a webinar on Wednesday 8 September.
The presentation from ESTC will focus on the current and future solutions being developed by the industry, with a view to supporting the work of BeKoGr who are investigating positive developments for the synthetic turf industry, in order to become more sustainable from a policy perspective. 
Members of ESTC’s Technical Committee will share information on the latest updates from ECHA, infill regulations including containment measures for fields using microplastic performance infills, synthetic turf recycling and some details on the PEFCR project assessing the environmental footprint of synthetic turf systems throughout their entire life cycle.


  1. Introduction by ESTC and Anthesis Sweden
  2. Overview of ESTC – achievements/targets
  3. Polymeric Infill – ECHA decision on PAHs – ESTC’s input
  4. Microplastics Issue – Risk Management Measures developed by ESTC
  5. PEF CR – Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules – ESTC’s involvement
  6. Processing End of Life Synthetic Turf Sports Surfaces – guidance document developed by ESTC
  7. End of Life Solutions – input from recycling companies in the Netherlands and Scandinavia


Wednesday September 8,  10:00 – 12:00 AM CET


Presentations followed by Q&A session.
MS Teams Videoconference – details will be sent as an MS Teams invitation 2 days in advance.


  • Stefan Diderich, Director General/CEO, ESTC
  • Pernilla Holgersson, Consultant, Anthesis Sweden AB & Coordinator, BeKoGr
  • Alastair Cox, Technical Director, ESTC
  • Eric O’Donnell, Managing Director, Sports Labs & Chair of the ESTC End of Life Task Force
  • Erik van Roekel, Managing Director, GBN Recycling
  • Søren Østergaard, Nordic Sales Manager, Re-Match

Participation fee

Participation in this webinar is open to anyone and free of charge.