3. PRESERVING AND EXTENDING WHAT IS ALREADY DONE
While assets are in use, maintain, repair and upgrade them to maximise their lifespan and give them a second life through take-back strategies, when applicable.
The after-sales service technician contributes to the circular economy by extending the life of products. Embodying one of the strategies of the circular economy, "preserve and extend what is already done", all repair and maintenance work is considered circular.
PRESERVING THE PLAYING FIELD FOR OVER 20 YEARS
POWERgrass is a hybrid system designed to simplify the routine maintenance of natural grass to cope with the increasing need to use pitches intensively because the roots are well anchored in the artificial backing and holes no longer form on the surface. The work of the natural grass maintenance staff is easier because the risk of biotic and abiotic stresses is reduced due to the insulating effect of the backing on the roots, which mitigates thermal stresses. The fibres protruding on the surface protect the crowns of the plants and make it easier and quicker for the natural grass to grow, without the risk of incurring costly extraordinary maintenance work that requires the replacement of natural grass sod or old-fashioned hybrid systems that provide partial reinforcement.
The rolls of the reinforcement turf are sewn together and form a single surface that eliminates the risk of damage from flash flooding that erodes the soil; compared to an entirely synthetic pitch, there is no risk of the infill being removed. A lifetime of more than 20 years is estimated and there is no fixed expiry date for replacement of the system.