Rubber Debris Litters Miles of Puyallup River Bank

As anyone who has played on plastic, artificial turf fields know, crumb rubber waste can literally show up almost anywhere. Parents and athletes have cited it showing up in shoes, socks, helmets, clothes, and even laundry machines where it can make its way into public water systems. Runoff waste from even the legal uses of these products can allow crumb rubber and plastic fibers to move into storm drains and other areas. As The Seattle Times reported on August 28th, the illegal uses of these products can have serious consequences as well. Click Read More below to see the full story from The Seattle Times.

About the Author

Casey Reynolds, PhD
Dr. Casey Reynolds is the Executive Director at Turfgrass Producers International