US council supports rubber fill in playgrounds

Washington, D.C.—The Council of State Governments has approved a resolution noting that scientific evidence should be paramount when assessing recycled rubber play surfaces.

The document, “Resolution on Utilising Science-Based Evidence Related to the issue of Installation of Artificial Turf Athletic Fields Made of Recycled Rubber Infill,” calls for science to take precedence over conjecture in assessing recycled rubber, and for the timely completion of the federal multi-agency study that is under way, according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.

The resolution was presented to the CSG’s…

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