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Artificial pitches are popular due to games not having to be cancelled after weeks of wet weather

Wales could lead the way in reducing plastic pollution by tightening rules on artificial sports pitches, environmentalists have said.

Rubber crumb made from car tyres is used on many 3G pitches and children’s play areas to give the surface more bounce.

But environmentalists claim it can harm the environment.

An assembly committee has urged action. The Welsh Government said it was taking action to tackle plastic pollution.

There are currently about 50 3G artificial football pitches across Wales and the Football Association of Wales (FAW) wants to raise this to 100 by 2024.

The all-weather surfaces are popular as they avoid matches having to be cancelled due to water logged pitches.

But there are calls for more to be done to stop pollution from the pitches, with

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