Running tracks can contain both recovered rubber and plastic. In fact, running tracks made with recovered rubber have been constructed at universities, schools, military bases, the U.S. Olympics, and at the White House.
- Recommended Recovered Materials Content Ranges
- Product Specifications
- Product Information
- Additional Links
EPA's Recovered Materials Advisory Notice (RMAN) recommends recycled-content levels for purchasing running tracks as shown in the table below.
|Material:||Postconsumer Content (%):|
|Rubber or Plastic||90-100|
╣EPA's recommendation does not preclude procuring agencies from purchasing running tracks manufactured from another material. It simply recommends that procuring agencies, when purchasing running tracks made from rubber or plastic, purchase these items made from recovered materials.
Federal agency installations must comply with applicable state or local construction codes.Database of Manufacturers and Suppliers
The General Services Administration's (GSA's) Park and Outdoor Recreational Equipment, Federal Supply Schedule Group 78, Part 1, Schedule C, Classes 7830, lists a variety of park and recreation products that contain recovered materials. In addition, GSA publishes various supply catalogues, guides, and schedules for recycled-content products available through the Federal Supply Service.
Buy-Recycled Series: Park and Recreation Products (PDF) (6 pp, 100K, About PDF)
This fact sheet highlights the park and recreation products designated in the CPG, including running tracks, and includes case studies, recommended recovered-content levels, and a list of resources.
Technical Background Documents
These background documents include EPA's product research on recovered-content running tracks as well as a more detailed overview of the history and regulatory requirements of the CPG process.