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Eco Lawn Environmental Statement

Recyclable Artificial Grass

Our Environmental Statement

We love nature

ECO LAWN & SUSTAINABILITY

Here at Eco Lawn, we love nature as much as you do. Like most, you’re probably wondering what’s so “eco” about an artificial grass company.

The “Eco” in Eco Lawn, as you may have guessed, is for “eco-friendly,” meaning, not environmentally harmful. Like most Kiwis, reducing the harm that comes to our clean, green country is as important to us as it is to you.

So, what makes Eco Lawn so eco?

Well, we were the first artificial grass company in New Zealand to transition from non-recyclable artificial grass to recyclable artificial grass products. We are now one of the very few with a completely recyclable product, from artificial turf yarn to turf backing. Most other companies opt for the much cheaper and non-recyclable SBR-latex-backed products. It’s usually quite easy to spot; the backing of SBR is black and gets much hotter in the sun.

Our green-backed artificial grass products are cooler in the summer and make our turf products 100% recyclable in it’s entirety.

That’s not all, we currently reuse and recycle our artificial grass off-cuts to create free sample boxes for our clients. We are committed to continued developments across all our products to preserve our precious environment and resources. Even the turf enzyme spray we use to keep Eco Lawn pristine and clean is biodegradable.

What does recycled Eco Lawn become?

When recycled, it’s mainly made into plastic blocks, sleepers, and square and circular posts—the kind you’ll often find in parking buildings or on building sites. These products can also be used to create garden siding and edging, retaining walls, and fencing posts, so it’s possible to come full circle and back into another garden and serve another purpose with a new lease on life.

Is a real lawn better?

Ecologically speaking, food gardens and forests are the best use of green space. But that isn’t realistic for everyone, as much as we’d all like fresh produce in our back gardens. Realistically, most people have yards, and those yards have real grass. Real grass demands a lot of water, mowing, and maintenance without providing a real return other than having a nice-looking yard when it’s well-kept. Sometimes, real grass even calls for fertilisers or chemicals to help it grow or to kill off unwanted plants growing in the grass.

Eco Lawn, on the other hand, maintains an immaculate look and feel all year round, regardless of the weather. It doesn’t need any water, meaning no plastic hoses or irrigation systems, no fertilisers and chemicals, and no pressure on our water tables.

Eco Lawn doesn’t need mowing, so one to four fewer mowers are needed to be manufactured for every property over the estimated 10- 20-year Eco Lawn lifespan. Less petrol, plastic, and metal are used to make them, and there are fewer transport costs for those things.

What happens to the topsoil?

At Eco Lawn, we are committed to sustainable practices and environmental responsibility. One of the ways we achieve this is by recycling most of the topsoil we remove from backyards during our artificial grass installation process. Instead of discarding this valuable resource, we provide it to customers throughout the greater Auckland area.

Our recycled topsoil is ideal for a variety of landscaping projects, from gardening and lawn restoration to enhancing soil quality for better plant growth. By repurposing this topsoil, we not only reduce waste but also support the local community in maintaining healthy and vibrant landscapes.

If you’re interested in our topsoil recycling service or need topsoil for your next project, please get in touch with us. Together, we can contribute to a greener and more sustainable Auckland.

Bee’s, Tree’s, and Carbon Footprints

Eco Lawn isn’t great for bees, but neither is a lawn that is kept short (flowerless). Bees need flowers and are very selective in their flower choice for harvesting nectar. At Eco Lawn, for every 100m2 of turf we lay, we also plant a New Zealand native tree. This essentially means for every job we do, we plant at least one tree. The bigger the job, the more trees we plant. That’s great for the bees, great for the planet, and great for you when you’re thinking about why you should finally switch from real grass to artificial, with a conscious consideration of the change in carbon emissions.

Eventually, all our planted trees will do more work digesting carbon than all the real grass we’ve ever replaced.

Check out our profile on Trees That Count

Eco Lawn is 100% recyclable

WE RECYCLE ARTIFICIAL GRASS

Recyclable Artificial Grass

WE CUT UP THE ARTIFICAL GRASS

Recyclable Artificial Grass

THE ARTIFICIAL GRASS IS PROCESSED INTO GRANULE

 
Recyclable Artificial Grass

GRANULE IS USED FOR A SELECTION OF DIFFERENT PRODUCTS SUCH AS:

  • Plastic Garden Edging
  • Plastic Retaining Posts
  • Plastic Sleepers

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