List of environmental studies supporting rubber mulch
Posted by Jamie Kavanagh on
Much has been made of the claims that rubber mulch is the panacea to bad landscaping. Some of it is true, much of it is not. Here at Dallas Rubber Mulch, we are very careful to only make claims backed by evidence. We think it's the least you deserve.
With that in mind, here are some of the many environmental studies carried out that confirms the safety and viability of rubber mulch.
EPA study into the use of recycled tires in playgrounds
EPA study into recycled rubber in landscaping
Act Global study into rubber mulch safety
LaboSport toxicological analysis of rubber mulch regarding ingestion by children
Industry report into off-gassing or VOC leakage from recycled tires
All of these studies support the use of rubber mulch in landscaping and play areas. All affirm the assertions that recycled tires, when done properly, pose no harm to children, the environment or pets.
There are hundreds of reports like this across our industry, the vast majority of which support the use of rubber mulch. Considering the other advantages of the product, these confirm the viability of rubber mulch as the ground cover of choice for homeowners, businesses, municipal authorities and government agencies. We wouldn't be in this business otherwise!
So if you read somewhere that rubber mulch is dangerous, leaks harmful chemicals, poses risk to pets, wildlife or the environment, there is plenty of evidence here to make a case against it.
If you're in the market for some long lasting, attractive, safe ground cover for just about anywhere. You now know that rubber mulch is the way to go!
If you would like to learn more about Dallas rubber mulch, check out this architect specification. It has everything you need to begin planning your next landscape project.
If you would like to dig a little deeper, our material data safety sheet can be found here. It has a complete breakdown of what our rubber mulch contains and in what quantities.