24 Dec 2019

New life for plastic waste - bases for sports field

From Morning Report, 7:34 am on 24 December 2019

An Auckland company is breathing new life into plastic waste that would otherwise be destined for landfill - turning it into a base for sports fields.

Ecocept mixes plastics and old car tyres, replacing the traditional rock and rubber sports pads beneath synthetic turf.

A south Auckland Sikh Temple is among the first to try the new product.

Chen Liu reports.