Paris 2024 will probably be performed on hockey’s first carbon-zero turf
Poligras Paris GT zero helps Paris 2024 meet its environmental targets
- Carbon zero hockey turf
- 80% biobased materials (sugarcane)
- Made with inexperienced power
- New backing for higher CO2 steadiness
- Much less water
With each Olympic Video games comes the chance to try for higher. Because the athletes practice to boost their recreation for Paris, Poligras has invested an extra two years of R&D into the Inexperienced Expertise that was developed for the celebrated Tokyo Olympic hockey turf.
The result’s the world’s first carbon zero hockey turf which can present the stage for the world’s finest groups at Paris 2024. It marks a brand new Olympic customary for participant and environmental efficiency.
Made with 80% Sugarcane
Poligras’ Paris turf expertise makes use of I’m Inexperienced™ polyethylene, a revolutionary bioplastic from Braskem. Plastics are usually constituted of fossil fuels, nonetheless I’m Inexperienced™ polyethylene is a plastic obtained from ethanol derived from sustainably farmed sugarcane.
Utilizing sugarcane as a bio-raw materials for the turf’s fibers means the Poligras Paris GT zero turf saves 73 tonnes of CO2 in comparison with a standard turf.
Water Discount Expertise
Every Olympics since Sydney has seen a discount within the quantity of water required for optimum play. For instance, the Tokyo Olympic turfs required 39% much less water than the turfs at Rio 2016.
Polytan Paris GT zero continues this progress with the introduction of Turf Glide, a brand new and proprietary expertise which reduces the floor friction. With this expertise, much less water is required to lubricate the turf for quick and fluid play.
A Step Change for Hockey across the World
Paul Kamphuis, Sport Group’s International Head of Hockey is chargeable for constructing hockey turfs world wide and is main the turf undertaking for Paris 2024:
“Having developed turfs for 8 Olympic Video games, now we have seen how the Olympic turf units the usual for innovation. Poligras Tokyo GT turf, with over 50 installations, was extraordinarily fashionable in all main hockey nations and demonstrated that the hockey group is selecting a extra sustainable future for his or her sport. Poligras Paris GT zero takes this dedication to a different stage. It’s a exceptional turf made with sensible science and superior manufacturing by individuals who actually care in regards to the recreation. It would make carbon zero hockey a actuality not only for Paris however for golf equipment, schools and communities all around the world.”
Thierry Weil, FIH CEO mentioned;
“We’re delighted that Paris 2024 will probably be a ‘hockey zero’ occasion. This innovation by our trusted accomplice Polytan, along with the continued discount in the usage of water for pitches, confirms hockey’s willpower to totally help and contribute to the Paris 2024 sustainability targets.”
Carbon Zero Hockey is the Future
The carbon zero legacy is already being performed out in Germany the place the primary Poligras Paris GT zero turf was put in on the Hamburger Polo Membership in October 2022. The evolutionary turf will probably be utilized by everybody within the membership from Bundesliga matches, veterans and juniors. As Jon Wyatt, FIH Sport Director explains after his go to to the membership:
“Hockey is a progressive sport and answering the sustainability problem that can permit the sport and the communities who play it to thrive sooner or later is considered one of our most urgent targets. The inexperienced turf expertise that has been developed for Paris 2024 and that I’ve seen first hand in Hamburg is a vital step on this journey. By way of it, hockey is contributing to the Paris Video games’ environmental goal and past.”
46 Years of Hockey-First Innovation
The turf evolutions for Paris have been the results of a long-term strategic partnership with the game which started in 1976. In keeping with Stephen Niven, CEO Sport Group Asia Pacific;
“Paris will probably be our 11th Olympics and the 8th Olympics to make use of Poligras, our international hockey turf model. Because the FIH’s Olympic and World Cup accomplice it’s our duty to proceed to innovate on behalf of the game and our Paris turf is the following advance in our breakthrough Inexperienced Expertise (GT). By way of sustainable improvements in carbon and water discount, recycling and moveable expertise we’re excited to be a part of a extra sustainable future for the sport in addition to considered one of its longest-standing companions.”