JEROEN VAN DER DRIFT
Associate Member of the Netherlands Society of Cinematographers (NSC)
THE ARTIFICIAL TURF MOUNTAIN
Director: Roelof Bosma
Nominated for the 2018 De Loep prize awarded by the Dutch-Flemish Association for Investigative Journalism (VVOJ)
READ MOREThe Netherlands is a country of artificial turf. Nowhere else in the world is there as much artificial turf per capita as in the Netherlands. In the summer of 2018, over 200 of these pitches were replaced. No less than one million square metres of artificial turf had to be removed. All of it was waste that cannot be dumped. What happens to the old pitches? Where does all of that plastic and the environmentally polluting rubber in it go?