The Branchevereniging Sport en Cultuurtechniek (BSNC) has drawn up a new duty of care document together with all those involved. This document discusses, among other things, how to prevent the spread of infill material and fibres. Infill rubber and waste from artificial grass wear are microplastics. The spread of microplastics must be prevented. One of the solutions put forward by the BSNC is to equip the pitches with edging strips, brush mats or other devices that prevent them from spreading beyond the surface.
Municipality of Súdwest Friesland
The municipality of Súdwest Fryslân has also taken its responsibility regarding the duty of care by ordering a total of 103 m2 of recycled brush mats that are distributed over various sports fields within the municipality.
By purchasing our recycled products that contribute to the duty of care, you kill two birds with one stone. By using these products, municipalities contribute to their legal duty of care to keep the soil clean by preventing the spread of microplastics. In addition, a contribution is made to reducing the artificial grass waste mountain. It also has an additional benefit. In 2019, the Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland described a number of measures with which parties could obtain additional funding (10% extra) when applying for the BOSA 2020. These include the edge boards and run-off grids made from recycled artificial grass.