In today’s environmental climate, more and more fitness clubs are turning to recycled artificial grass to make a statement. After all, re-purposing artificial grass not only saves money, but also looks great. In addition, it’s safe, practical, affordable and makes an environmental statement. By boasting artificial recycled grass, fitness club owners can not only help the environment, but also promote their facility as “green.”
Much of the turf that is no longer considered up-to-grade for a sports field, for example, still has years of life left in it for other practical purposes — both indoors and outdoors. Many sections of large sports fields are barely worn when they are replaced, so when the turf is cut into smaller sections for use in a fitness club or another business, it is an ideal solution.
By recycling artificial grass, green fitness club owners are preventing millions of square feet of perfectly good turf from going to waste. Each club can make a difference.
Artificial grass used outdoors saves water at a time when many parts of the country are facing severe drought. It also means minimal upkeep. No more loud, obnoxious lawn mowers and pollution from two-stroke engine exhaust to maintain your green space. And, your waterless artificial lawn will always look great, without the need of toxic fertilizers, pesticides and weed killers, which are also bad for the environment.
When used indoors in a lobby or as a floor covering throughout a fitness club, recycled artificial grass creates an atmosphere of being outdoors, as opposed to hard cement or rubber floor matting. It allows for good traction and feels like real grass under your feet.
Your members will be impressed as well, as re-using synthetic turf is an example of how clubs can think outside the recycling box. People are no longer satisfied with recycling only small, paper, metal and plastic household items. The general population wants companies to go greener. One of the ways to accomplish that is to recycle turf for other purposes.
For fitness club owners who may be concerned with the bottom line in running a business, the cost benefit of using recycled artificial grass will speak volumes. Recycled turf is often less than one-third the cost of new synthetic turf — not to mention ongoing savings in landscaping fees when it’s used outdoors.
Installing recycled artificial grass allows fitness clubs and other businesses to help clean up the environment and make a visible statement at the same time. It’s simply taking the next step in recycling on the environmental “trendmill.”
Most fitness club owners and patrons realize that true fitness doesn’t just begin inside our bodies, but outside as well — living in a clean environment and having a healthy state of mind. Using recycled artificial grass means being part of the solution, not part of the problem.
There is no downside to using recycled turf. It’s durable, practical, sustainable — and it’s green — not just in color and ambiance, but also in mindset and purpose. It shows commitment and environmentally conscious fitness club members typically appreciate and support the efforts owners make towards conservation.
Paul Porreca is the general manager of the largest and one of the leading artificial grass recycling companies in the United States, Artificial Grass Recyclers. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.