Greensource pitches, South Africa

The Greensource sports system is an example of what open innovation can lead to. Permavoid/Drain Products, Royal TenCate, and Pentair joint their efforts to find a sustainable solution for the drink water problem of the North-West province in South Africa. In this way, knowledge of synthetic turf systems, water handling & storage and water filtration was combined in a pragmatic way. The joined forces of these multinationals in the Netherlands are combined with the Saxion University, Mmapula Community Development, and local public bodies in South Africa and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign affairs to install the first twenty Greensource sports systems in the upcoming months. The first complete installation in Rustenburg is a fact; giving the local community a high-end sports pitch and access to potable water!

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