July Newsletter

 
 

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

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.

On June 3rd we helped our UPS driver unload 64 bins, or 12,800 tennis balls into our facility.   This huge single day shipment is a testament to Recycleballs’ nationwide network of amazing partner facilities.  

Logan Hine, a high school sophomore in Maryland, is making a BIG difference in his community.  He partnered with RecycleBalls to work towards earning the Hornaday award, which emphasizes environmental conservation, and recruited his school district and a school district in the neighboring county to sign on with the program.  Read more about his efforts here:  

https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2019/05/16/eagle-scouts-tennis-ball-recycling-project-is-a-smashing-success/?fbclid=IwAR2KGNBMhohKLIvPN57m6v3Ff-tJ1OuplXAA1yHIQbcl1kCOwD4C9puvVvk

Leo Esztergomi launched the QuickShip program at Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, MD.  In just a few months, he’s returned over 3,000 tennis balls! 

A tennis instructor at Redrock Country Club is psyched to send three full QuickShip bins back to us.  Redrock is one of several clubs in the Las Vegas area to have recently partnered with Recycleballs!

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.

Katherine Ho is a graduating high school student in Naperville, Illinois who has been an amazing Recycleballs Champion for nearly two years. She took the initiative to bring tennis ball recycling programs to both her high school and a large tennis facility in her community. Awesome work, Katherine, and best of luck at college!

The amazing network that is RecycleBalls continues to grow quickly and is now over 980 partners strong. Together we have now saved nearly 2 million tennis balls from US landfills. 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.

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.

Recycleballs is excited to be partnered with Tennis Recycles, who have made it their mission to introduce recycling to tennis facilities all over New York City, including the McCarren Tennis Center in Brooklyn.

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