Sustainability is a concern for individuals and businesses alike. Synthetic grass is a profound part of the green movement, and in response, more hotels and other hospitality organizations are installing synthetic grass on their properties. But what’s the draw? Why is synthetic grass considered so eco-friendly?
- Water conservation: The average lawn drinks up to 21,600 gallons of water every year, but synthetic grass requires no watering to remain green and lush in appearance all year long. Since water is becoming an increasingly scarce and precious commodity, the chance to avoid watering acres of grass around a hotel leaves more water available for drinking and bathing.
- Chemical-free maintenance: Fertilizer, weed killers and pesticides are unnecessary chemicals for properties with synthetic grass. Americans use 3 million metric tons of synthetic fertilizer along with 70 million pounds of pesticides and herbicides every year. Chemical-free maintenance prevents harmful substances from seeping into the soil and tainting the community’s drinking water, and it also makes grassy areas safer for children and animals.
- No mowing required: While natural lawn clippings may end up in the compost, it’s only possible at the cost of disproportionate lawn mower emissions. After all, a single hour of lawn mowing generates the same amount of emissions as driving a car 93 miles. Synthetic grass doesn’t grow, and therefore it doesn’t require any gas-powered tools to trim it.
- Recycled backing: Premium synthetic grasses incorporate recycled plastic water bottles and soybean plants into the backing. This helps keep recyclables out of landfills and reduces the amount of new plastic put into circulation.