Artificial turf will leave a toxic legacy
SUPPORT expressed by residents for artificial turf astounds me.
Perhaps people are unaware that this material is made from fossil fuelbased petrochemicals, some of which are carcinogenic such as carbon black, and have been associated with contamination of the environment and adverse health effects.
To suggest that fake turf, whether plastic grass or soft-fall rubber, is a better ground cover than mulch, grass or other natural plantbased groundcovers is absurd and unscientific.
This product contributes to urban heat effects in our neighbourhoods, chemicals released into our air and soil affect soil health, it is non-permeable leaving those doggy and human bodily fluids to ferment in the sun, it fades and ends up looking like cheap plastic rubbish.
Local government is right to discourage and even prevent fake turf used in our environment.
This product will leave a toxic legacy that our society will regret in the future.
JaneRemmmer, AllianceforaClean EnvironmentInc.,Guildford. few times this year, and summer has nearly gone.
OK, I think this has been a bad year, weatherwise. There seems to be just one good day in each week. However, picking out the good day in the week a few days ahead is just one of the problems.
You have to find a mate to go out with who has an equally flexible diary.
There might be a solution. We should have a contact for those who want to go out in boats but don't have one to talk to boat owners who want a crew.
If anyone is interested, phone me on 9527 2383. NormHodgkinson,