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Angus Matthews

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  1. Posted August 7, 2020 Image: The scrapped plastic carpet from Oak Bay High's playing field. Mountains of plastic from failed synthetic playing fields aren't being recycled. Go to story
  2. Mountains of plastic from failed synthetic playing fields aren't being recycled. EARLY IN AUGUST Early in August the Greater Victoria School District replaced the prematurely failed artificial turf playing field at Oak Bay High. Initially it’s hard to understand why synthetic fields are required, especially when you consider the surface is composed of 12.7 tonnes of petroleum-based turf carpet with 40 tonnes of tiny thermoplastic elastomer pellets spread on top. Can 52 tonnes of plastic possibly be better than a real grass field? Upon closer examination it becomes apparen
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