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Rubber Mulch Safety

Professional athletes compete on recycled rubber.
Children play on recycled rubber.

Across the nation, discarded rubber tires are being recycled and reused in innovative ways that promote safety and represent ingenuity. In as many as 100 studies in state after state, researchers have reached the same conclusion…

Recycled rubber poses no significant health or environmental risk.

In fact, rubber mulch is a superior choice for safety surfacing compared with traditional wood mulch, and it affords ADA-Qualified wheelchair accessibility. Plus, recycling old tires into useful, safe products prevents hundreds of thousands of scrap tires from littering landfills and the countryside.

Rubber Mulch is nontoxic and non-staining – the color will not rub off on children or pets, even in the rain. Rubber mulch is clean, minimizes airborne dust and particles, and will not result in painful splinters like wood mulch.

Impact Safety - IPEMA Certified
Rubber Mulch is IPEMA Certified As playground safety surfacing, a 6-inch layer of Playground Rubber Mulch will cushion a child’s fall from as high as 16 feet. With more than 200,000 children injured each year as a result of playground falls (as reported by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Council), safety surfacing is the most vital component of playground construction. Our Rubber Mulch has been certified for ASTM-F1292 by the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA).

EPA-Tested - Additional Environmental and Human Impact Studies
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has endorsed the use of recycled rubber to cushion the surfaces of children’s playgrounds. For more information, visit

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently studied air and surface samples at four fields and playgrounds that use recycled tires – the same material that cushions the ground under the Obama family’s new play set at the White House. The limited study, conducted in August through October 2008, found that the concentrations of materials that made up tire crumb were below levels considered harmful. In addition, the overall study protocol and many of the methods were found to be appropriate and could be implemented in the field.
The details of the EPA’s study can be found at:

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Safe for Kids and Pets (and you)
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment of the California Environmental Protection Agency tested skin sensitization by playground surfaces made of recycled tires and found no sensitization observed suggesting that these surfaces would not cause skin sensitization in children, nor would they be expected to elicit skin reaction in children already sensitized to latex.
Study dated January 2007 can be viewed at:

ChemRisk, Inc. in Pittsburgh conducted a review of exposure to recycled tire rubber found on playgrounds and synthetic turf fields. They concluded that no adverse human health or ecological health effects are likely to result from these beneficial reuses of tire materials.
Study dated July 17, 2008. Detailed information and more studies can be found at:;=91

Wheelchair Accessibility
Rubberscapes Rubber Mulch is ADA-Qualified as a wheelchair accessible surface. See the wheelchair accessibility test results.

Playground Rubber Mulch

  • Protects Kids - EPA Tested and IPEMA Certified Playground Rubber Mulch protects kids from falls as high as 16'.

  • Saves Money - Save up to 70% over 5 years, while avoiding the costs and hassles of yearly re-mulching.

  • Reduces Risk - Rubber Mulch does not splinter, freeze, crack or erode like wood mulch, providing a consistently safer surface material.

  • Eco-Friendly - Sustainable and Eco-Friendly, Rubber Mulch saves time, money and the environment

  • No Harmful Pests - Rubber Mulch does not harbor damaging or disease-carrying pests like rodents, termites, beetles or other insects

  • Looks Great - Playground Rubber Mulch is available in 6 fade-resistant colors - Black, Brown, Red, Green, Blue, and Sandalwood.

Rubber Mulch Safety Surface Playground

IPEMA Certified Certified ASTM-F1292 ADA-qualified Wheelchair Accessibility
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