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2011-08-02 07:30:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In reporting that about 17% of children and adolescents are obese, the Centers for Disease Control notes that the lack of safe, appealing places for kids to play or be active is a major problem in many communities. Determined to reverse this trend, a growing number of parks and playgrounds are installing synthetic turf to help youth be active year-round. "Parks and playgrounds featuring synthetic turf create safe, accessible and resilient playing...

2011-03-22 07:00:00

ATLANTA, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As synthetic turf continues to grow in popularity, so does the level of interest it fosters in the people who buy and use it. After attracting record-breaking attendance during its Spring Membership Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona from March 7 - 9, the Synthetic Turf Council (STC) announced the creation of first-time ever individual memberships and adjusted several dues categories to promote as much inclusion as possible. "We are striving to give...

2011-03-02 13:49:00

PITTSBURGH, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Tire Recycling, the premier provider of tire recycling services in North America, will highlight its role in creating safe, sustainable synthetic turf fields across the country when it serves as an exhibitor at the 2011 Synthetic Turf Council (STC) Spring Membership Meeting. The event is being held at the Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix, Arizona on March 7, 8, and 9. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091210/NE24642LOGO ) "The...

2011-02-01 07:30:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While millions of people, businesses, schools and homeowners use synthetic turf for landscape and play, one of its major beneficiaries is the environment. As of 2011, the estimated total amount of synthetic turf installed in North America annually conserves more than three billion gallons of water, significantly reduces smog emissions and eliminates close to a billion pounds of harmful fertilizers and pesticides. The industry has also recycled more...

2010-12-06 13:54:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Following this weekend's conference championships, twelve of the Top 25 Bowl Championship Series (BCS) teams have scored a winning season with the help of a synthetic turf field at home. These teams have a combined win-loss record of 133-29, representing a total 86% win percentage versus 82% for those Top 25 teams without synthetic turf. "Over the past decade, we have seen a steady increase in the amount of winning teams that play and practice...

2010-09-09 07:50:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Greensburg, Kansas and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania might not seem to have much in common. But schools in both cities - Kiowa County High School in Greensburg and Wister Elementary School in the heart of Philadelphia - are the two Grand Prize Winners in the Synthetic Turf Council's 2010 Search for the Real Field of Dreams. The annual contest recognizes synthetic turf athletic fields and community parks that have transformed the lives of America's youth and...

2010-01-27 09:23:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- With more than 5,000 synthetic turf athletic fields in use across the United States, the Synthetic Turf Council has expanded its 2010 'Search for the Real Field of Dreams' contest to now include public as well as high school fields. The national search was launched last year to discover the synthetic turf field that had the greatest positive impact on athletes, schools, or the community. "During 2009, we received numerous compelling stories about the...

2009-12-10 15:21:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today the results of a scoping study of the health risks from inhalation, ingestion, and dermal contact with synthetic turf and crumb rubber. It concluded that "concentrations of components monitored in this study were below levels of concern." The study further validates the statements of safety by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and other governmental agencies, including the New...


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