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Weekly Tips | April 25, 2011


If you have tennis balls that have lost the spring in their bounce, you don’t have to throw them away. Consider donating used tennis balls to schools or senior centers, get creative with a wide variety of reuse projects, or you can recycle them.

Arizona-based company, Rebounces hit the re-play button and created a machine that can restore used tennis balls. For the cost of shipping, you can use their mail-in program for recycling. If you have more than 200 used tennis balls, you can download a shipping label for free.

Rebounces also has re-energized tennis balls available for sale, as well as not-so-new balls available for other uses – chair/walker sliders, dog toys or practice balls for young athletes.

Help give used tennis balls a second life by mailing them to:

1313 Hwy. 62-65N, Ste. F
Harrison, AR 72601

Resources: Rebounces | Planet Green – Tennis Ball Reuse | Green Eco Services – Tennis Ball Reuse

The Big Picture

Each year approximately 300 million tennis balls are produced worldwide, which contribute approximately 20,000 tons of waste annually in the form of vulcanized rubber and felt(1).

In 2010, Rebounces partnered with FedEx and the BNP Paribas Open to collect 15,000 tennis balls from tournament patrons.

In 2011, the “Rally, Roundup & Recycle” campaign collected  105,557 used tennis balls from tennis clubs, school tennis teams, community tennis programs and other tennis organizations in the Southern California area(2)

Join the re-play movement, reduce waste and save natural resources by recycling your old tennis balls.

Sources: Tennis Ball Facts | (1) Wikipedia – Tennis Balls  | (2) PNB Paribas Open News Release

Reduce first. Reuse what you can, and then Recycle.

recycling  reuse 


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