The proposed EU ban on the sale of polymer infills has been so firmly cast in stone that it hardly leaves room for debate. Yet, the same cannot be said for products made from biodegradable polymers. Precisely for this reason, it would be wise for the European Commission to look further into these developments.
Despite the European Commission’s proposed requirements for biodegradable polymeric infill, the concept of biodegradable synthetic turf top layers has by no means been abandoned. The Dutch Sustainable Sports Sector Innovation Platform recently even used the concept as a point of departure for a brainstorming session about the sports field of the future.
The first ever fully biodegradable synthetic turf field has been opened. The field was installed at E.H.S.’85 F.C. in Emmen, the Netherlands.
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