There has never been a more important time in the history of the world for environmental concern. The scale of damage to our environment from human-generated activities is at an all time high – so high in fact that it could be too late to rectify some issues. Now more than ever before people are aware of the damage caused by carbon dioxide emissions and pollution; they see the effects of climate change in their everyday lives from unusually high summer temperatures and hosepipe bans to horrendous floods caused by rising sea levels, strong storms and regular, unusually strong winds. All these have hit the UK in particular in recent years and the reality of the challenges we face has been brought home to us all. We have a serious responsibility to seek, find and implement courses of action in an attempt to halt the downward spiral of environmental damage and climate change.
So what can we do to help our environment? Well, the best place to start is at home – look at your garden and think about what you are perhaps already doing to damage the environment. Ask yourself these 5 questions:
Do you have a lawn?
Do you use fertilizers and pesticides, weed killer etc?
How much watering does it take each year?
How often do you have to cut the grass?
Do you use a petrol-driven lawnmower?
If any one or more of these 5 points applies to you then you are in some way creating a negative effective upon the environment.
This is where using artificial grass can help.
Admittedly, artificial turf is produced in a factory that produces carbon emissions but our company is the only company that purchases carbon credits to offset the damage and, what’s more, the damage caused in producing products for natural grass is much greater.
Below are key issues where artificial grass can benefit the environment. The arguments put forward are, at the very least, stimulating, possibly even concerning. Either way we hope to have made out a good case for how artificial grass can be an ally to both our generation and the next’s in the fight against global pollution.