Rubber Crumb: The Facts

Crumb Rubber is Safe for Communities & the Environment

There have been questions about the safety of crumb rubber or recycled rubber chips. A number of states and associations in the U.S.A have conducted independent third-party tests that demonstrate, unequivocally, recycled rubber crumb poses NO RISK to people or pets. For more information, view these tests/studies.

Ecore is at the forefront of the recycled rubber movement and is a founding member of the Recycled Rubber Safety Council.

All our testing has proven that Ecore surfaces are fully compliant with all regulations required by the EPA and other regulatory organizations-so, rest assured, recycled rubber is safe!

Ecore also conducts its own testing to ensure our products are safe:

  • We test multiple samples yearly, for VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) according to the California 01350 test protocol, the FloorScore certification
  • We routinely test for Heavy Metals (and Lead in particular) to comply with the EPA and CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act), as well as REACH and RoHS regulations.
  • We also periodically test random samples for Semi-volatiles (PAH’s-polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), Phthalates such as DINP and DPHP, etc etc., and PBBs (polybrominated biphenols)