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Lawn Association & LANDSCAPE say NO to fake turf

The ethos of the Lawn Association has always been to promote fully the use of REAL lawns and NEVER artificial ones.  Indeed, it has always been a mystery to them as to why anyone would replace a key sustainable component of our living environment with a coal and oil-derived product, one with only a limited life span, and that is almost impossible to recycle.   Therefore the team are over the moon to have been asked to come on board as partners with the LANDSCAPE show next year. Why?  Because the industry trade show will only support real turf at their event in September 2023. This environmental stance means LANDSCAPE will not accept any bookings from exhibitors representing artificial turf, plants or flowers.   LANDSCAPE cites three main reasons for their push towards real turf over artificial: 1 – the environmental impact 2 – the effect on wildlife 3 – widespread recycling issues LANDSCAPE Event Director, Jeremy Storey-Walker says: “We each have a responsibility to respect our environment and at LANDSCAPE we have the ability to help enforce the message and encourage the use of natural materials wherever possible”.   David Hedges Gower, the Chairman of the Lawn Association will be on a guest panel to discuss the benefits of REAL turf and the association will also have a stand at the show.    David said “Living grass plays a vital role in absorbing heavy rainfall, capturing CO2, removing air pollutants, lowering temperatures and maintaining biodiversity.  We feel very strongly that real grass, an invaluable environmental asset, must be protected and promoted.  We thank LANDSCAPE for offering us this platform and look forward to working alongside them in highlighting the benefits of real turf.”   LANDSCAPE will take place at HALL 3 – THE NEC, BIRMINGHAM on the 27TH & 28TH SEPTEMBER 2023  

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