TNI || New Delhi || 28th March 2022
By reusing rubber from end-of-life tyres, Apollo Tyres has developed the play area for two new eco-friendly artificial soccer fields in Chennai and Pune, India.
Each field is 160 by 90 feet in size, and the playing surface is made up of 7,500 kg of crumb rubber made from 1,500 shredded tyres.
Because of this layer, the playing field is safer and of higher quality. Apollo aims to encourage the next generation of upcoming talent by reusing discarded tyres.
To date, the tyre manufacturer has built 20 venues in the UK and India, out of which 11 operational fields.
In 2022, Apollo plans to create four more fields. The first “Go The Distance” field was set up near Manchester United Football Club’s Old Trafford stadium’s North Stand.
The company is also one of their partners. Apollo Tyres is committed to long-term sustainability. These pitches, which were made using reused rubber from their own tyres, are one of several steps that they have taken toward their sustainability journey, remarked Satish Sharma, president of Apollo Tyres in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa.
He adds that these “Go The Distance” pitches have a two-fold goal in mind: for a sustainable future and giving access to sports for youngsters from the neighbouring communities, where they can test and improve their sporting abilities.