From dreaming,
to building.

About GreenMatter

Since the turn of the millennium, many artificial grass pitches have been laid, but too little thought has been given to how to deal with the pitches to be replaced. What is the state of the disposal, the waste stream, the recycling of the fibres, the backing and the infill? With the recent media attention, we can conclude that this has fallen short and that valuable raw materials have ended up in a grey area. However, the reuse of artificial turf in a responsible and circular way is possible! That is why two companies have joined forces and taken the lead in recycling material from artificial grass pitches and processing the fibres into new products on and around the sports pitch. With this website we hope to give you a good impression of our 100% circular approach.

Our mission is to convert the waste from artificial grass pitches into circular raw material streams by manufacturing recycled products. We are currently initiating two raw material streams: the artificial grass fibres and the SBR infill from old worn-out artificial grass pitches. Due to an extensive portfolio of sustainable artificial turf and rubber products for various purposes, there is plenty of choice to make the worn-out artificial turf pitches come back in a circular way.

Mission

To convert waste from artificial grass pitches into a circular raw material stream by developing and manufacturing recycled products.

Vision

We are keen to respond to the circular issues surrounding artificial grass waste in order to make a continuous difference as a provider of circular solutions.

Label

Monitoring Recyclates for Europe

Plastic recycling show Europe

Member of

EMEA
Synthetic Turf Council

Synthetic turf council

Empatec

For any manufacturing and assembling of our GreenMatter products, we use the services of Empatec. Empatec is a social work company for people with limited access to employment opportunities.

The GreenMatter timeline

Period 1976 - 2028

Since the turn of the millennium, many artificial grass pitches have been installed but too little thought has been given to how to deal with the pitches to be replaced. We can conclude that this has fallen short and valuable resources have ended up in a grey circuit.

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Period 2018 - 2033

After the advent of good recycling facilities, it appears that recycling and reusing artificial grass in a responsible and circular way is indeed possible! GreenMatter B.V. has taken the lead in reusing recycled raw materials from worn-out artificial grass pitches by processing them into products for on and around the sports field.

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Period 2033 - 2050

Our mission to convert the waste from artificial grass pitches into a circular raw material stream by manufacturing recycled products where we ultimately strive for a 100% circular (sports) environment.

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And more technical information

Occupational Health and Safety Management System ISO 45001:2018

pefc

Quality Management System ISO 9001:2015

co2 footprint

Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2015

empatec

Our team

william van Diemen

William van Diemen

Founder

Has a passion for sports and prefers to spend his time with his family, relatives or friends. Embraces those challenges. So is the mission to inspire others to make the world greener and greener.
stefan-hofman

Stefan Hofman

Director

My name is Stefan Hofman. As director of GreenMatter, I am always looking for new products and partners to work together to reduce the artificial grass waste pile!
rogier-vink

Rogier Vink

Director

In addition to being director of GreenMatter, father of a son and daughter and crazy about sports. Our troubleshooter. Responsible for purchasing, transport and managing all our green projects.
Herman Brouwer

Herman Brouwer

Account manager

Living in Sneek and active account manager at GreenMatter since 2021. Technical challenges and product developments make me happy. Just like odd jobs, gardening and reading!
Sander de Goede

Sander de Goede

Account manager

As an account manager, I am in frequent contact with customers and looking for opportunities for new concepts and partnerships.
Jordy Kwaaitaal

Jordy Kwaaitaal

Purchasing & planning

In addition to his work, he practices various sports, such as: padel, tennis and football! At GreenMatter responsible for purchasing, planning/project management and sales.
kevin-winter

Kevin Winter

Purchase

Living in the beautiful green Lisse and working at GreenMatter since 2022. As a father of three children, you can often find him along the sports fields and otherwise playing football, running or padel himself.
cecile-koestering

Cecile Koestering

Marketing

Likes to exercise to stay fit and energetic, adores Scotty (and her husband) and enjoys spending time with her family. Writes sharp texts for our online and offline communication channels.
Jelle van der Valk

Jelle van der Valk

Marketing

The creative man within the team but from a distance. Jelle lives and works in Barcelona.
Teun Zethof

Teun Zethof

Marketing

He has lived in ‘his’ Noordwijk all his life and has no intention of leaving there. Plays in the flagship of the local VV. Daily working on all online marketing issues.

Peter Ruigrok

Marketing

Peter is from Hoofddorp. Peter can often be seen on and around the hockey fields, as a club photographer, as a referee, or as a spectator for one of his four children. Peter is mainly involved in online marketing and communication
Celeste

CĂ©leste Elsendoorn

Finance / Office Manager

Is 48 years old and comes from Nieuw-Vennep, so she cycles to the office. In her free time, she enjoys playing hockey, tennis or paddle tennis. Besides being a mother of 3 children, she has always had work experience in administrative services.
Scotty GreenMatter

Scotty

Chief Happiness

Our friend, calf biter and Chief Happiness. Sometimes a bit grumpy but always ready to put a smile on our faces with his unconditional love and cheerful presence.

Cooperating parties

Make an impact. Step by step towards a greener future.
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Questions?
We can be reached via
+31 (0) 252 683 300 and [email protected]