The environmental impact of synthetic turf and
artificial grass is significant. Each year, more than 2.2 billion gallons of
water are conserved nationwide by over 5,000 sports fields. A typical lawn of
1800 square feet requires 56,000 gallons of water for maintenance, allowing
homeowners to save significantly on their bills by switching to synthetic turf.
In addition, municipalities, businesses, and golf courses are conserving
hundreds of millions of gallons per year.
The installation of nearly 1,000 new synthetic turf
fields in 2009 conserved an estimated 500 million gallons of water and reduced
the use of fertilizers by well over 1.25 million pounds.
Using crumb material from granulated used tires for
sports field infill has afforded the opportunity to recycle 25 million used auto
tires per year that would otherwise end up in U.S. landfills.