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How do you keep 20,000 pounds of tennis balls out of the landfill?

How do you keep 20,000 pounds of tennis balls out of the landfill? | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it
We don’t usually think of polluting or creating waste in order to play tennis. We’re not burning gas. We’re not having to chop down trees or making global warming worse…. Or are we? Like just about everything we consume or produce we find ourselves using natural resources in order to manufacture tennis balls, racquets, shoes, and accessories. While this will always be part of the process, we can do a lot to make the resources we use go further. In this article, I will share what I have done to keep our tennis balls out of the landfill and bouncing two to three times longer. When they have bounced their last time they can be re-purposed into material used to manufacture cushioned tennis court surfaces.
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OUR PARTNER NETWORK IS GROWING NATIONWIDE!

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

The amazing network that is RecycleBalls continues to grow quickly and is now over 1400 partners strong. Together we have now saved nearly 3 million tennis balls. Thanks to so many for making this a reality! Our shared mission of recycling and reusing ALL tennis balls in this country has never seemed more needed or realistic.

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CHAMPION PROFILE - RALLY TO RECYCLE

CHAMPION PROFILE - RALLY TO RECYCLE | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it
Katherine and Emma of RALLY2Recycle have been amazing Recycleballs ambassadors in Naperville, IL. Now they're off to college (in Virginia and Iowa), where they plan to continue to introduce our program and champion our shared green mission! #playitgreen
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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, some partner facilities are claiming and receiving .40 per tennis ball donated. Assuming 10,000 tennis balls a year (that is typical), that’s a $4,000 tax deduction benefit!

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PROGRAM SPONSOR:  IVANA VUJIC

PROGRAM SPONSOR:  IVANA VUJIC | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

Thank you Ivana Vujic! She's a new QuickShip Program Sponsor at Park City Municipal Corporation in Park City, Utah.

Will you, your team or organization donate $50 a month to sponsor RecycleBalls in your facility?  More information is available here: https://www.recycleballs.org/donations/7543-3/

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NEW QUICKSHIP PARTNER FACILITY - TACONIC SPORT AND RACQUET

NEW QUICKSHIP PARTNER FACILITY - TACONIC SPORT AND RACQUET | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

Taconic Sport & Racquet is one of our newest QuickShip partners. They received their bins after sending an appeal to their members for a potential Program Sponsor (we're encouraging all of our new partners to follow this initiative). So far, TSR has shipped us over 1,000 tennis balls!

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MAUI NOW: HALF-A-TON OF USED MAUI TENNIS BALLS FIND A NEW LIFE

MAUI NOW: HALF-A-TON OF USED MAUI TENNIS BALLS FIND A NEW LIFE | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

Great writeup on Maui's tennis recycling efforts! For over a year now, Maui Tennis Recycling has been able send Recycleballs their used tennis balls for recycling - thanks to local grants that covered collection and shipping efforts. Special thanks to Karuna Santoro for helping to drive the recycling effort!

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CHAMPION PROFILE - TNNS KIDS

CHAMPION PROFILE - TNNS KIDS | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

We're excited to be partnered with TNNS Kids, based out of Las Vegas, Nevada.  Bella Mendez Robles has taken a lead role in championing this recycling project for her community! #playitgreen

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CHAMPION PROFILE - WENDI LELKE-WALLWAY

CHAMPION PROFILE - WENDI LELKE-WALLWAY | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

Wendi Lelke-Wallway has been instrumental in Championing the Recycleballs mission by bringing QuickShip to the City of Piedmont tennis courts in Oakland, Ca.  Thanks Wendi!

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A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY

A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

 

While our non-profit receives generous support from Wilson, it is not enough. It costs approximately $600 a year to fund the QUICKSHIP program in one facility. Our program remains " cost-free"  but many facilities are helping out and are now either sponsored or self-sponsored. 

 

Consider sponsoring your facility.

 

  • This is open to individuals, teams and/or organizations.
  • There is only ONE program sponsorship opportunity available per year per facility. You may apply for the next available time period in any facility. Some facilities elect to self sponsor.
  • This sponsorship will run for one year
  • The cost for the sponsorship is $600 and is billed at $50 per month for 12 months.
  • We will contact you using the email you provide regarding sponsorship package details. This applies to any messaging on plaques or other publicity items.
  • Have a question? call Jeremy at 855.988.2255  We’d be happy to help.

Program Sponsor Perks

  • A potential $4,000 as an annual tax deduction. Given eligibility (facility may designate recipient), sponsors will receive a tax deduction for the value of the total balls donated at that facility.  We cannot legally recommend a value for donated balls. As an example, should you claim $.40 per tennis ball donated, and assuming a typical 10,000 tennis balls a year – that’s a $4,000 tax deduction benefit. 
  • A publicity template for media – This media announcement will make an impact and let others know about this program and your sponsorship.
  • Recognition as our Tennis Champion!
  • Your name (or custom wording) highlighted on a plaque (similar to one shown here) – prominently displayed for one year.

 

Further information about sponsorships at  www.recycleballs.org  

 

Thank you!

 

Derrick, Jeremy and Team. 

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RECYCLEBALLS FEATURED ON CONTENDER CAST PODCAST

RECYCLEBALLS FEATURED ON CONTENDER CAST PODCAST | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

Derrick Senior, Founder and CEO of Recycleballs joined host Justin Honaman to discuss building the organization.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/recycleballs-reuse-all-tennis-balls/id1253179825?i=1000447235227&fbclid=IwAR3JWQTmd9bHUE5qYfibZSgJbs_UHncsT3QQhKEtisEOB5DxdWk70LNIQ7c

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VERMONT GREEN GOLD - HORSE FOOTING TEST

VERMONT GREEN GOLD - HORSE FOOTING TEST | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

Newly laid "Vermont Green Gold " horse footing will soon blend into this indoor arena at Hemlock Hill Farm in Shelburne, VT, and become invisible. This is the first of several planned tests in Vermont with a unique tennis ball recipe we have created. This product has the distinct advantage of being non-toxic and perfectly suited for this application. Tennis ball footing has already been successfully used in a number of arenas in MA and NY. One arena can use up to 100,000 recycled tennis balls. Stay tuned!

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THE WILSON/RECYCLEBALLS INITIATIVE  - NOW ALMOST 2 MILLION TENNIS BALLS!

THE WILSON/RECYCLEBALLS INITIATIVE  - NOW ALMOST 2 MILLION TENNIS BALLS! | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

Just some of the tennis balls in our facility in line to be recycled by the PLAY IT GREEN machine. Our amazing network partners have now kept 1,761,000 balls out of US landfills. Given new partners and increased growth, we will likely hit a new milestone this summer.

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CBS/WCAX TV segment - Finding a new use for old tennis balls

CBS/WCAX TV segment - Finding a new use for old tennis balls | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

CBS/WCAX profiled RecyleBalls and interviewed several folks in this short informative sequence that was aired several times on August 11 and 12.

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RECYCLING IS THE FUTURE OF TENNIS

RECYCLING IS THE FUTURE OF TENNIS | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

The next generation of tennis players at Riverside Yacht Club in the Town of Greenwich demonstrate how much fun it is to help save the planet!

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CBS WCAX STORY

CBS WCAX STORY | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

CBS WCAX Channel 3 ran a story on the growing impact RecycleBalls is having on tennis and beyond. They were also able to cover a new pioneering horse turf application here in Vermont.

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INTRODUCING THE WILSON TRINITI BALL

INTRODUCING THE WILSON TRINITI BALL | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

Wilson Sporting Goods recently launch the new Triniti™ tennis ball. Triniti is the first tennis ball designed with sustainability at its core while maintaining the high performance levels expected by amateur and professional tennis players around the world.  With the goal of creating an innovative design with less environmental impact, Wilson LABS, the innovation hub at Wilson, used state-of-the-art materials to redesign the core of a tennis ball and its felt cover, substantially increasing the lifespan of a tennis ball, while also enhancing its performance consistency.  Further, Triniti’s packaging is fully recyclable and made from recycled cardboard.

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2 MILLIONTH BALL!!

2 MILLIONTH BALL!! | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

Natalie holds up the 2 millionth ball kept out of US landfills by our amazing network of facilities and volunteers. A major shout-out to Wilson Sporting Goods for supporting this growing effort and helping make tennis green. Please share this and help spread a positive message.
#wilsontennis #laykold

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SAIGE ROSHKOFF RECOGNIZED FOR HER RECYCLING EFFORTS ON CBS PHILADELPHIA AND HONORED AT THE US OPEN!

SAIGE ROSHKOFF RECOGNIZED FOR HER RECYCLING EFFORTS ON CBS PHILADELPHIA AND HONORED AT THE US OPEN! | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

Recycleballs ambassador, Saige Roshkoff was featured in a top story on CBS WKYTV for recycling tennis balls. 

Saige was also selected, along with fifteen other teenagers, as an honoree at the US Open for achievement in community service. We could not be prouder!
https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/…/4154445-teenage-tennis…/

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VERMONT GREEN GOLD HORSE TURF LOADED AND SHIPPING OUT!

VERMONT GREEN GOLD HORSE TURF LOADED AND SHIPPING OUT! | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

10,000 Tennis balls crushed and on their way to make the lives of some horses a little easier. This is just part of ongoing tests at Hemlock Hills Farms in Vermont.

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CHAMPION PROFILE - DERYA GURBUZ

CHAMPION PROFILE - DERYA GURBUZ | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

Recycleballs Ambassador, Derya Gurbuz was featured in her hometown's (Bellevue, WA) newspaper to highlight her accomplishment of recycling over 3,000 tennis balls! Derya has been collecting tennis balls and championing this shared mission since April. Congratulations Derya!!

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BACK TO SCHOOL!

BACK TO SCHOOL! | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

Recycleballs is proud to be partnered with dozens of high school and college tennis teams across the country. If you'd like to bring green to your school, check out our recycling programs at www.recycleballs.org #playitgreen

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RECYCLEBALLS PROFILED IN BURLINGTON'S 'OTHER PAPER'

RECYCLEBALLS PROFILED IN BURLINGTON'S 'OTHER PAPER' | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

More great publicity on Recycleballs!   "Repurposing tennis trash through innovation"

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FULL FEATURE OF RECYCLEBALLS IN VERMONT'S SEVEN DAYS

FULL FEATURE OF RECYCLEBALLS IN VERMONT'S SEVEN DAYS | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

Seven Days, the largest newspaper in Vermont, featured Recycleballs and interviewed its founder, Derrick Senior!

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THE PLAY IT GREEN MACHINE

THE PLAY IT GREEN MACHINE | RecycleBalls News | Scoop.it

We are continuing to make final tweaks and have adjusted our flow rate to about 8,000 balls per hour. This reduced rate now provides for an even cleaner Green Gold crumb rubber output.

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