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The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) disclosed that it played a significant role in the establishment of standard specifications for loose-fill rubber used in playground surfacing. ISRI members actively participated as part of a taskforce within ASTM’s F08.63 committee on Playground Surfacing Systems to create the Standard Specification for Loose-Fill Rubber for Use as a Playground Safety Surface under and around Playground Equipment (standard designation ASTM F3012).

“The work of ISRI members and the taskforce in creating this standard specification will lead to safer, more uniform loose-fill rubber playground surfacing products,” said Robin Wiener, president of ISRI. “By selecting a surface material that meets the standard, playground operators will have the confidence of knowing exactly what the material is children will be playing on, and that it is safe.”

As part of the drafting process, the taskforce considered points of view from many stakeholders, including the recycling industry, playground equipment manufacturers, playground operators, concerned parents, government and many others.

For a summary and full version of F3012, click here.

Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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