Our promise to keep players safe on our turf has naturally evolved into an obsession — a focus to make sustainable solutions.Now in everything we do, we strive for the lowest impact on people and the planet. As has become customary with our proud history of innovation and technological development, we are pioneering the next generations of synthetic turf.
It is estimated that today, only around 20% of plastic waste in the EU finds its way back into the plastics market. Approximately 1,000 synthetic turf fields are removed in Europe every year, equivalent to 15,000 tons of plastic waste is being generated. Only an estimated 10% is being recycled!
At FieldTurf, we wanted to change that. As we took our Sustain the Game strategy to the next level, we saw an opportunity to embrace technology and find a solution to closing the loop on our synthetic turf production cycle.
Using mass balance pyrolysis oil from post consumer and/or post-industrial end-of-life plastics.
Transformation of plastic waste into new raw material components.
Re-engineering turf to make it easier to recycle.
Re-processing of end-of-life turf into new turf system components.
That means our innovation isn’t limited to product specs. Our promise to keep players safe on our turf has naturally evolved into an obsession — one with a singular focus to completely eliminate its potential to harm not just people but the environment too. Now in everything we do, we strive for the lowest impact on people and the planet — from Cradle to Cradle™ manufacturing, to circular design, to the utmost care for those who play on and handle our products.
PEOPLE. PLANET. PERIOD. OUR SUSTAINABILITY IS FOCUSED
Water is essential to life and a human
right, and its stewardship is core
to our sustainability strategy.
From manufacturing to installation,
our products address water
efficiency, scarcity and quality.
We focus on efficient production,
reducing the environmental impact
of our own operations, and achieving
the highest quality manufacturing
certifications. (ISO 9001-2015, ISO 14001-2015,
We innovate our choice of product
components and materials using
closed-loop design thinking that
respects workers and the planet,
resulting in a more sustainable
product, and the only artificial turf
product to obtain Cradle to Cradle™
People are central to what we do.
We make unlocking their innate
talents a focus, ensuring they have
the agency to take action and fulfill
their potential, and we motivate
them through transparency and open
We were founded with the promise to
make athletes safer during the game —
and now we extend that promise to all
the lives we touch through rigorous
safety testing, product performance,
and respect for the wellbeing of our
people and our communities.
Because sustainable sport is integral to the wellbeing of our communities,
preserving our ecosystems is a part of what drives all of our product innovation.
After all, if there’s no planet, there’s no play.
Discover the FieldTurf products that are leading the change.
Our unwavering commitment to quality and innovation helps power
our drive to Change The Game for athletes and for the planet.
The ultimate drainage and shock
underlayment solution, VersaTile
delivers the perfect mix of drainage
and shock absorption. Made from
recycled post-industrial turf and
thermoelastomers, VersaTile transform
excess into a green solution.
SportLite by ThermaGreen is a nonwoven
Geotextile shock & drainage pad. Made of
post-industrial cross-linked polyethylene,
every field installed helps divert over twelve
truck-loads of foam from landfills.
Instead of removing and disposing
an aged field, FieldTurf Re-Cover,
a patent-pending process, installs a
new field on top of the existing surface.
The process repurposes the existing
field to help provide added safety and
performance to the new field.
The infill system utilizes extruded
composite pellets made up of recycled
post-industrial turf and thermoplastic
elastomer that offers a green solution
without sacrificing performance
Many aged sports fields have been
repurposed for landscape or recreational
use. The system might no longer be right for
competitive activities but still has a lot of life
for other settings. We encourage and help
organizations donate their aged surface
to local communities.
The innovative technology combines
“nonrecyclable” plastics and postconsumer
turf to make a durable
and 100% recycled fiber-reinforced
composite board with zero wood content.
When it comes to waste, we have a simple mission: create a
future where none of our products ever makes it to a landfill.
Getting there isn’t just a journey; it’s a quest. It’s why we’ve
devoted our research and development efforts to tackle the
complexity required to recycle old turf. It’s why we repurpose
key materials from end-of-life installations to create the
advanced components of future products.
And it’s why we continue to be the forefront of developing
technology to expand end-of-life turf applications —
transforming would-be waste and dispersed materials into
useful new products with renewed value.
While we may not have an exact date, and don’t want to
throw out an obscure year in the future, our dedication
of DRIVING THE FIELD TO ZERO is very much alive.
Follow our journey.
Across our group, we’re leading the field in sustainability. Learn about our achievements:
Our commitment to stand with present & future generations. To create flooring and sports surfaces that are good for people and for the planet. And to do it every day.It’s a holistic way of doing business, capable of marrying the specific expectations of each of our customers with the profound challenges of protecting our planet. Working together with our partners, we deliver safer and healthier spaces in which people can reach their full potential.For over 140 years, we have proudly been undertaking this commitment. We launched our first recycling-focused circular economy initiative in 1957, have raised indoor air quality standards for more than a decade, and excel in researching and designing solutions for diverse environments.We hold people and the planet at the heart of our operations–and we’re dedicated to proving it, day after day.