Renewable Matter # 12 / September-October

Artificial and Safe

In the past many warnings had been raised about the healthiness of synthetic turf utilizing recycled rubber from used tyres. A recent study conducted over 70 different samples has classified almost 4,000 ELTs has finally shed some light on the matter.


They appear as black granules, with the distinctive smell and colour of tyres from which they originate: this is recycled rubber from ELTs.

It is precisely because of its smell and colour that such material is often perceived as something suspicious, dirty or even dangerous. The environment where this rubber is used – in most cases – also contributes...

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