Used football turf gets second life in Gent – DEMO DAY in Belgium
Renovating a synthetic turf football field requires the removal of the old materials – up to 300 tons of rubber, plastic and sand – which is often simply considered mixed waste that has to be transported to landfill sites or incinerators and disposed of. This is both expensive and a significant burden on the environment.
Advanced Sports Installations Europe organized a demo day in Gent to show machines working on site with a press conference held at local football club.
This successful event saw more than 15 companies from Belgium and Netherlands. The success can be contributed to this unique technology and service to the municipalities, clubs and operators who have a considerable amount of investments into synthetic turf fields in their region. With the machines in operation, the visiting public were amazed at our technology and how the process has been so refined that made the removal and processing of the field effortless and without any damage to the sub base or the infrastructure of the field. Now that the materials have been separated on site, everything can be reused back into the sports industry with ZERO impact to the environment.
As a company specializing in the installation of sports surfaces with a strong focus on innovation and the circular economy, Advanced Sports Installations Europe has developed a new technology, the ARENA concept, which enables the reuse and recycling of all materials in the synthetic turf on site, reducing the environmental impact by 70% for field renovations.