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Recycling @ FSB​

Recycling of running tracks, artificial turf and other sports surfaces

Forum Recycling @ FSB 2019

Recycling plastic floors (e.g. tartan running tracks, artificial turf, fall protection) will become an ever greater challenge in the coming years. Up to now, only some of the materials have been reused after use - a large proportion goes into incineration. In complex process steps, different materials have to be separated cost-intensively and returned to the recycling cycle.

Due to changing environmental protection requirements and for socio-political reasons, municipalities, associations and companies are increasingly looking for sustainable solutions. These topics will be addressed in the Recycling @ FSB area.

Special show recycling

Special show recycling @ FSB 2019

In the special show, the life cycle of plastic floors, such as running tracks made of tartan, was presented. Here you could gain an insight into the value chain of sports floors. The different processing stages - be it shredded tyres or granulates and end products - as well as their recycling and reuse were shown.

Forum recycling

Forum Recycling @ FSB 2019

At the Recycling Forum, speakers from industry, associations and services presented trends, new technologies and innovative approaches to recycling solutions. Current topics such as sustainability and responsibility played a role in many lectures.

Action Area & Partner

Action Area & Partner Forum Recycling @ FSB 2019

In the Action Area you experienced how special machines are used to remove dilapidated sports floors and recycle them. Partners of the Forum Recycling included REGUPOL BSW GmbH , Polytan , SMG Sportplatzmaschinenbau GmbH and partner associations of FSB.

Programme review of Forum Recycling 2019


  • Sustainable Sportgroup, Tom S. Beck, Polytan / Sports Group
  • Developing sustainable sports fields, Alastair Cox/MarcDouglas, Katharina Wistel, FIH/World Rugby
  • Elasticlayer for Artificial Turf, children playgrounds, Running tracks and the Rerecycling of the same, explained exemplary for an Indoor Sportsfloor., Achim Höse, BSW REGUPOL GMBH
  • Recycle EOL Artificial Turf Systems, Jürgen Morton, Morton Extrusionstechnik GmbH
  • Rubber - a valuable raw material, Sylvia Karras, KRAIBURG Relastec GmbH & Co. KG
  • Turf Recycling, Tom S. Beck, Polytan / Sports Group
  • Recycling of Tyres, Dr. habil. Thomas Probst (bvse-Fachverband Kunststoffrecycling)
  • TenCate Grass recycling solutions, TenCate
  • Sustainable and high-quality plastics recycling, Dennis Andersen, Re-Match
  • Ressource Efficiency for Sport Facilities – Sustainability during the whole Life Cycle, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Natalie Essig, Hochschule München, BiRN GmbH