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Matta surfacing is an environmentally responsible product, manufactured from 97% recycled materials. This not only reduces waste and conserves energy but also cuts out the greenhouse gasses produced during the manufacture of virgin material.
Example: A 186sqm installation of Play Matta...
Reuses 3 tonnes of non-renewable petroleum base products that otherwise would have ended up as landfill
aves the release of approximately 1300sqm of environment spoiling CO2 that would have been generated by using virgin manufactured products
Locks up to 18.5 tonnes of CO2 that would have been released into the atmosphere if the recycled product had been abandoned to disintegrate and at the end of its useful life (which is likely to be a long way in the future!). Matta surfacing can also be recycled again.
* Calculation based on American Institute of Chemical Engineers figures from Chemical Engineering Progress, page 58-63, July 2002. 2.25kg CO2/kg PVC is produced when making PVC
Matta Awarded the NZ Environmental Choice Award
Matta are also committed to minimising the environmental impact from the manufacture of their product, and as a result, have been awarded the coveted
Environmental Choice certificate
from the New Zealand Government (the country where Matta products are manufactured.)
The objectives of Environmental Choice New Zealand are as follows...
Improve the quality of the environment by encouraging more sustainable processes through design, production, marketing & use of products which have a reduced environment impact during their entire life cycle
Offer a credible national and/or regional programme for environmental labelling
Work towards compliance with recognised international programmes and principles
Foster and develop international relationships with relevant recognised international networks and other ecolabelling programmes/initiatives
Establish mutual recognition agreements with other similar programmes
Work towards the harmonisation of national and/or international product specifications
Provide a clear, credible, and independent guide to help consumers (including business consumers) identify products and services that are less harmful to the environment
Provide a market incentive to manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers of environmentally preferable products and services
Encourage manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers to develop products and processes that are in compliance with published product specifications
Promote responsible procurement policies by central and local government, other organisations and business
Establish and maintain strategic relationships with government, business and non government organisations which have common environmental and product performance interests