No plan to close artificial turf pitches, says ECHA

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) last week firmly refuted media reports that it has proposed closing artificial turf pitches as part of its efforts to curb microplastics pollution

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) last week firmly refuted media reports that it has proposed closing artificial turf pitches as part of its efforts to curb microplastics pollution.

German news outlets first reported two weeks ago that ECHA was considering cracking down on plastic infill material used in artificial turf pitches, based on a letter from the regional government of North Rhine-Westphalia informing city councils that an EU-wide ban could come into force as early as 2021.

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