• Mon. Jun 17th, 2024
Tuf Recycling in Dongen, the Netherlands, has covered the discarded synthetic turf mats on the site again. The municipality of Dongen had issued an ultimatum to Tuf when the company failed to take action following a storm that had blown away the cover.
It is not the first time that the company has been warned by the municipality. Previously, there were problems with the covering layer, which would be necessary to prevent possible environmental damage.
The municipality of Dongen then again imposed “burden under administrative coercion”. This means that if Tuf would not met the requirement, the municipality would have provided a new covering layer. In that case, the costs would be recovered from Tuf Recycling.
It is still unclear what will happen to the mats. The company has been inactive since the October 2018 fire, but bankruptcy has not been declared to date. There are still mats in the production hall that have been partly destroyed by the fire. There is also infill, a mixture of rubber and sand, which Tuf has to remove. Shortly after the fire, Advanced Sports Installations & Recycling from Rotterdam, a susidiary of Advanced Sports Installations Europe from Estonia, was asked to remove the excess mats and sand Tuf Dongen had available at its premisses. 

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