LimeGreen Holding bv
Since 2003, landscaping artificial grass has been used in gardens, schoolyards, public spaces and even on balconies and terraces. Landscaping artificial grass meets a demand in areas where natural grass fails to grow or suffers from overly intense use. But how can the quality of this product be maintained while producing it using less energy and materials?
One type of material
With LimeGreen they now offer circular artificial grass. A product that consists entirely of ONE-DNA™. Because a single, pure material type is used, the product can be fully upcycled end-of-life. This goes for both the piles and the backing. This unique LimeGreen® artificial grass for gardens, schoolyards, playgrounds, balconies and terraces consists of a single, pure material. This results in a significantly reduced CO2 footprint during (re)production and allows the valuable materials to be reused in their entirety at the end of the field’s lifespan.
Thanks to the composition of the product, ever scarcer raw materials are retained in their pure form. The uniform materials of the piles and backing can be reused fully in a high-value condition. This means they can be upcycled over and over again. An added benefit of using a single polymer is that assembling the artificial grass from the piles and the backing requires substantially less energy. On top of that, the factory uses green energy from solar panels on its roofs.
The independent testing and certification institute SGS Intron has studied the composition and properties of the material DNA in their laboratory. The independent conclusion of SGS Intron is that LimeGreen artificial grass can be fully reused for new, high-quality applications. This includes both the piles and the backing. This way, the sustainable product fully contributes to value retention. Moreover, SGS Intron has determined that LimeGreen® artificial grass is circular.
LimeGreen® wants to achieve fully CO2-neutral production and delivery by 2030. The transport, logistics and installation machines should likewise be climate-neutral by that time. Until then, the company will compensate for an amount of CO2 emissions equal to the remaining emissions of production. To do so, LimeGreen® supports the sustainability initiatives of Justdiggit: ‘Cooling down the Planet by helping Africa become greener’. Jasper Eppingbroek tells more about this close collaboration: ‘Through our partnership with Justdiggit, we are achieving tangible, greener results. The results of the first three years entail a re-greened area in Africa covering no less than 1,200,000 square metres. In the period up to 2025, we will restore 5,100 trees together and facilitate the on-site storage and buffering of 78 million litres of rainwater. That way, we will locally positively impact the lives of at least 600 people. On top of that, we are already feeling a positive impact on our team down here. The personal engagement among our staff is enormous! We are incredibly proud of this initiative. Starting with 990 tonnes of verified CO2 emissions. Together, we are quickly taking concrete steps to create a better world!’
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