Athletic-Style Recycling

When it comes to finding environmentally-friendly alternatives, creativity can come in handy. A business called Project Green Ball is working with a turf manufacturer in upstate New York who is producing the tennis ball-

based equestrian turf.  The recycling efforts use the entire ball – crushing it and using it as a component of equestrian turf.  Schools in New England with equestrian programs are currently considering using the new surface to replace their old turf arenas.

Project Green Ball’s goal is to promote the idea that tennis balls don’t have to be dumped in landfills. They hope to recycle a total of 1,000,000 balls. Although this sounds like a large amount, 300 million balls are manufactured each year and over 125 million are used in the US annually.  The mission has just begun and Wilson Sporting Goods is on board, committing 20,000 used balls to the project.  So far, the organization has collected over 23,800 tennis balls and is continuing its mission.

If you wish to contribute to the idea, please visit this link.

Written By Guest Blogger, Matt Goldberg

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