From an e-mail submitted to the County Council on the possibility of recycling artificial turf:
...I have spoken with technical representatives of the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers, www.apr.org and they informed me that they are completely unaware of any company in the United States recycling syn-turf. For the very complicated reasons that I have provided. The plastics industry spent roughly $500,000 during the '90s on technical research to recycle the various plastics from automotive bumper systems. The technology to recycle syn-turf is no less complicated. Where are the research papers on the process and where were the technical trials conducted?
Unless they can provide the answers to all of these questions, its a pretty safe bet that the recycling of syn-turf is a pipedream. Which means that cities, counties and localities are going to have to pay to dispose of these massive rugs by landfilling or incinerationPipe Dream
Bailey Condrey, Jr.