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CHAMPION PROFILE - SOREN PEARSON & MAHARISHI UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT RECREATION CENTER

CHAMPION PROFILE - SOREN PEARSON & MAHARISHI UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT RECREATION CENTER | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

Maharishi University of Management has long history of championing healthy and sustainable lifestyles on its campus, and their recreation center recently partnered with Recycleballs to improve upon their recycling efforts at their tennis courts.

Soren Pearson is the Co-Manager at the MUM Recreation Center, which is a multi-use athletic center featuring tennis, basketball, rock climbing and many other activities.
At the Eyre Tennis Center (named after long-time coach, Lawrence Eyre -pictured below), Soren tells us they used to have just one unmarked barrel on a single tennis court, so only a few players knew about it. “Now, everyone knows that recycling is available to them as we have Recycleballs bins on every court (a key component of our QuickShip program!). We are happy to be a part of the RecycleBalls family!"

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Got Tennis Balls?

Got Tennis Balls? | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

Tennis Balls from our amazing network partners awaiting their next adventure: in the PLAY IT GREEN machine.
#recycleballs #wilson #playitgreen

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PLAY IT GREEN

PLAY IT GREEN | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

Recycle - Reuse

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Nice Job Burns Park Tennis Center

Nice Job Burns Park Tennis Center | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it
Another 1,000 tennis balls saved from the landfill are shipping to Recycleballs. You have helped recycle 3,600 so far in just a few months. Keep up the awesome work! #recycle #tennis #ustasouthern #burnsparktennis
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Ethan Palgon is making a difference!

Ethan Palgon is making a difference! | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it
Ethan Palgon, a student and avid tennis player in Atlanta, partnered with Recycleballs to start up a tennis ball recycling program for several neighborhoods in his area. In the first month, he's collected over 900 tennis balls! � Great job Ethan! �

#recycleballs #playitgreen

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NEW OUTDOOR BINS - NOW AVAILABLE!

NEW OUTDOOR BINS - NOW AVAILABLE! | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Retour Tennis. Retour is a family owned company that has developed a very successful outdoor recycling bin for tennis balls that is widely used nationwide. This bin has now been rebranded and we could not be happier to have them join our mission as exclusive partners. The bin is now available for pre-order at www.recycleballs.org

 

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NEW TENNIS BALL RECYCLING LINE

NEW TENNIS BALL RECYCLING LINE | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it


Our new "first of its kind" custom tennis ball recycling line is completing testing and should be able to process over 3000 balls an hour! The line will be placed indoors once it has been fine tuned.

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SEEKING A MANAGING DIRECTOR

SEEKING A MANAGING DIRECTOR | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

We're seeking a part-time Managing Director to develop RecycleBalls as a sustainable nonprofit enterprise, its core technologies, fundraising, and industry partnerships to further our mission to recycle all tennis balls in the United States.  Know someone who may be interested?  Please pass our information along to them. Job Posting here: https://indeedhi.re/2AxX0Dv

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NEW QUICKSHIP PARTNER - TRAVIS COUNTRY HOA!

NEW QUICKSHIP PARTNER - TRAVIS COUNTRY HOA! | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

A group of players at Travis Country Homeowners Association in Austin, Texas see how they stack up against their new RecycleBalls bins! Terry Hadley decided to champion the recycling effort after reading about Recycleballs in Tennis Industry Magazine

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WILSON AND RECYCLEBALLS ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

WILSON AND RECYCLEBALLS ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

We are proud to announce that Wilson Sporting Goods Co., has partnered with us to pioneer an effort to collect, recycle, and repurpose all tennis balls across the United States. This partnership aims to recycle 20 million tennis balls in the U.S. over the next three years.

 

RecycleBalls could not be more grateful that an organization such as Wilson has embraced the environmental foresight to embark on such a green goal with us. The continued growth of RecyleBalls has been made possible only by the generous contribution of time talent and treasure by the fine folks at Wilson.

 

Press release here

  

 

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ALTA Magazine recognizes Recycleballs' partnership with Wilson

ALTA Magazine recognizes Recycleballs' partnership with Wilson | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

The Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association (ALTA) is a non-profit organization devoted to the development of tennis for recreation.  Atlanta is now one of the fastest growing areas for tennis facilities signing up with the QuickShip program.

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CHAMPION PROFILE - SAM CHO & JENNI CHOI OF THE CITY OF MISSION VIEJO

CHAMPION PROFILE - SAM CHO & JENNI CHOI OF THE CITY OF MISSION VIEJO | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

We're thrilled to be partnered with the City of Mission Viejo (City of Mission Viejo, CA - Local Government), who operate four recreation and tennis centers. Pictured above, Sam Cho, the Community Services Coordinator, and his colleague Jenni Choi pose in front of the 10 Recycleballs bins that were recently shipped back to us.

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NEW QUICKSHIP PARTNERS - GAIL & JACK WALTZ AND THE HUDSON COUNTY IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY

NEW QUICKSHIP PARTNERS - GAIL & JACK WALTZ AND THE HUDSON COUNTY IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

New Recycleballs partners, Gail and Jack Waltz, of the Hudson County Improvement Authority just spruced up the interior of their tennis center!. The organization's mission is to provide a wide range of services to residents and businesses of Hudson County, NJ at the least cost to taxpayers.

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NEW QUICKSHIP PARTNERS - BILL DONAHUE AND FARMINGTON VALLEY RACQUET CLUB

NEW QUICKSHIP PARTNERS - BILL DONAHUE AND FARMINGTON VALLEY RACQUET CLUB | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

Farmington Valley Racquet Club in Weatogue, CT has joined Recycleballs' green initiative to help keep old tennis balls out of the land fills. During the first week, they donated over 2,000 used balls to be recycled for alternative uses.

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The PLAY IT GREEN Machine

The PLAY IT GREEN Machine | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

After nearly two years in full R&D with dozens of manufacturers  nationwide to develop a process that will remove 99% of the felt from tennis balls in a cost-effective manner,  our new first-of-its kind, PLAY IT GREEN machine, is almost ready and should be at a 100% production level in April 2019.

 

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RecycleBalls network nominated as Halo finalist!

RecycleBalls network nominated as Halo finalist! | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

The RecycleBalls network was recently selected as a finalist in the Best Environmental Initiative category of the 2019 Halo Awards. While we did not win Silver or Gold this year, we could not be prouder that we were chosen from a record number of entries. 

The Halo Awards are North America’s highest honor for corporate social initiatives and cause marketing and showcase successful consumer engagement and employee engagement efforts.

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A new sports shoe made from recycled tennis balls?

A new sports shoe made from recycled tennis balls? | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

RecycleBalls is working with custom designer and manufacturer Matt Renna of Queen City Dry Goods in Vermont to create a new shoe whose sole (pictured) is entirely made with recycled tennis balls. This is still in a prototype phase but all indications look like this initiative may be a winner! Would you consider a shoe like this? 
#wilson #tennis #playitgreen #recycleballs

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DID YOU KNOW? RECYCLING CAN BE VERY  PROFITABLE

DID YOU KNOW? RECYCLING CAN BE VERY  PROFITABLE | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

While we cannot legally recommend a value for donated balls, many of our partner facilities are claiming and receiving .40 per tennis ball donated. As a member, If you donate 10,000 tennis balls a year (that is typical), that’s a $4,000 benefit or a $1,400 direct cash benefit based on a 35% rate. Your direct cash benefit may vary. 

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WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE! | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

This has been an amazing year for our RecycleBalls partner network. We started 2018 with 150 partners and are now at 680!

 

Our network continues to grow nationwide and is making a difference in our communities nationwide Since starting this non-profit, we've already kept over 1 million tennis balls out of our landfills!

  

Did you know it costs approximately $600 a year to fund the QUICKSHIP program in one facility?  RecycleBalls is currently 90% self-funded and relies on donations to sustain our efforts. Please consider MAKING A DONATION  so that we can become sustainable.  

With your help, we can make recycling the only way to dispose of a tennis ball in this country. 

 

With your tax deductible donation, we can:

  • Cover our operating costs and become sustainable in 2019.
  • Expand our partner network to thousands of new tennis players & facilities nationwide.
  • Fund  a “first of its kind” tennis ball recycling line.
  • Develop new green products sourced from tennis balls.

 

Donate at www.recycleballs.org  

 

Happy Holidays and Thank You!

 

Derrick, Jeremy and Team. 

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FOOTWEAR FROM RECYCLED TENNIS BALLS?

FOOTWEAR FROM RECYCLED TENNIS BALLS? | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

FOOTWEAR FROM RECYCLED TENNIS BALLS?
This is our very first prototype of a shoe sole made with recycled tennis balls using a binding agent. Perhaps a unique line of footwear could help finance our initiative to recycle all tennis balls.

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LEANDER HIGH SCHOOL IS A NEW QUICKSHIP PARTNER!

LEANDER HIGH SCHOOL IS A NEW QUICKSHIP PARTNER! | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

Leander (Texas) High School Tennis players test out their new Recycleballs bins. Varsity captain, Rachel Beese (not pictured) is championing the QuickShip program and educating fellow teammates and students!
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OUR NETWORK IS GROWING NATIONWIDE!

OUR NETWORK IS GROWING NATIONWIDE! | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

The amazing network that is RecycleBalls continues to grow quickly and is now over 680 partners strong. Together we have now saved nearly 1 million tennis balls from US landfills. Thanks to so many for making this a reality! Our shared mission of recycling ALL tennis balls in this country has never seemed more needed or realistic.

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NEW WEBSITE - NEW OPTIONS

NEW WEBSITE - NEW OPTIONS | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

We have completely revamped our website and are now offering two options for the QUICKSHIP program. Please consider becoming a SUPPORTING MEMBER and help us become sustainable. Have a look at www.recycleballs.org

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GOT SHIRT?

GOT SHIRT? | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

We are currently working nationally to effectively blend cotton and recycled tennis ball felt. This is still an idea and we remain cautiously optimistic this will become a reality.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 10,000 GREEN BALL AWARD WINNERS!  

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 10,000 GREEN BALL AWARD WINNERS!   | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

Several facility partners recently surpassed the 10,000 ball return milestone and were recognized with an award certificate.  These outstanding facilities include Five Star Tennis Center, Princeton Tennis, The West Side Tennis Club, LifeTime Activities, Army Navy Country Club, and Olympic Indoor Tennis.  Thank you for your dedication!

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NEW QUICKSHIP PARTNER: GEOFF GRIFFIN AND BALBOA TENNIS CLUB

NEW QUICKSHIP PARTNER: GEOFF GRIFFIN AND BALBOA TENNIS CLUB | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

Balboa Tennis Club and its member-driven tennis community in San Diego has 50 courts, which churn out a lot of used tennis balls.  They've been recycling tennis balls for several years now, but just recently signed up for Recycleballs QuickShip program.  In just over a month, they've sent us 3,000 tennis balls!

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