Is Synthetic Grass environmentally friendly?

Like any plant, grass replenishes our air by taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. With that said is synthetic grass a green alternative?  In my opinion it is.  As any home owner is aware, lawns require; fertilizers, weed killers, watering and lawn cuts (usually gas powered equipment).

Synthetic grass requires virtually no maintenance, harmful fertilizers or chemicals.  The fact that each year we water our lawns with clean drinking water is ridiculous.  Synthetic grass requires no watering and does not require a lawn mower to ever cut it!  Though synthetic grass does not clean our air, the amount of water saved, lawn lower emissions reduced and harmful chemicals removed from our aquifers is something environmentally positive to  consider.