Processing End of Life Synthetic turf Sports Surfaces :

ESTC develops guidance document – 2021 edition

ESTC develops summary version of the guidance document – 2022 edition

Upon the initiative of the End of Life Working Group, a new guidance document relating to End Of Life solutions for the synthetic turf industry has been created. As the demand and need to dispose of end of life synthetic turf surfaces in an environmentally-sensitive way grows, ESTC members are making major investments in new technologies that are allowing the surfaces to be reprocessed in an environmentally-sustainable way for the first time. Recognising and wishing to encourage these developments, ESTC has produced this guide to assist everyone involved with the end of life disposal of synthetic turf sports fields. It highlights current options and best practice and gives an overview on the legal obligations that need to be considered before a surface is disposed of.

A summary version of the End of Life Guide was created which is particularly helpful for end-clients, be they clubs, municipalities or architects, with whom ESTC can share the recommended procedures and protocols when it comes to dealing with synthetic turf at the end of its life.

Case studies

The section below will be continuously updated with new end of life initiatives and solutions for synthetic turf systems, provided by ESTC member companies.

GBN Artificial Grass Recycling

September 2021