HW Survey – Artificial Turf Survey 2021 (free access)
A Petition against artificial turf The request for a building permit for the installation of “artificial turf / artificial turf” has reached 10,000 signatures, the threshold at which the UK government will react.
Concerns include the loss of carbon storage when natural lawns or parking spaces are replaced with artificial turf, and the release of plastic and microplastics into the environment.
On the other hand, according to Google Trends, the demand for artificial turf soared during the 2020 lockdown as homeowners looked for a “low maintenance” way to enjoy their gardens while trapped at home.
Horticultural Week wants to know what suppliers and installers think of both natural and artificial turf, to find out whether the boom in Google searches has translated into orders and what the industry thinks of the idea of a building permit requirement.
Please let us know by completing this short, anonymous survey, which takes 1-2 minutes to complete.