Renewable Matter # 2 / Numero #2

Eco-Friendly Playing Fields

by Roberto Rizzo

There are those who play football to vent their stress built up at work, those wishing to emulate the exploits of TV champions and those who just enjoy their friendly games as an opportunity to exercise. But now even environmentalists can wear their cleats and take the field, seven-a-side or eleven-a-side, without feeling guilty about treading on (and partly ruining) a wonderful grass field.

They can do so thanks to football pitches made with recycled rubber and synthetic turf. Such solutions guarantee playing performances equivalent to those of traditional fields and that, as illustrated below, has numerous environmental and economic advantages. Ecopneus – a non-profit Limited consortium whose members produce and import tyres and guarantee the...

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