Introducing Game On Recycling
We’re incredibly proud to announce the launch of Game On Recycling, a brand new sports equipment recycling pilot program.
Australia is a proud sporting nation with a rich history of athletic achievements. Through our passions, large volumes of sports equipment are used and discarded every year. This includes an estimated 10 million tennis balls, 2 million basketballs, and much more. Currently, there are no solutions for sports enthusiasts to recycle their old gear.
At the end of their life, these items make their way to our dwindling landfills. Or, in a worst-case scenario, they skip landfills and leak into the environment.
We believe that these items should have a better life at the end of their use, which is why we helped create Game On Recycling.
Let’s build a new legacy
Today, Game On Recycling has launched a collection solution for tennis balls.
In 2022, we will be launching additional collection services to retrieve the other sports equipment that we have targeted, such as inflatable sports balls (soccer balls, footballs, basketballs, volleyballs, etc) and ski equipment.
Game On Recycling is taking the first steps to set up a national recycling system and help curb the waste that is created by the sports industry. This is the beginning, but we know that Game On Recycling will be a significant step in innovating for a sustainable future in sports.
HOW IT WORKS
We provide free recycling solutions so that you can help collect the sporting equipment at your location. Today we only recycle tennis balls, but we will be expanding to new sports shortly.
Organisations that register to become a collection point will receive a collection unit and cardboard boxes. Each cardboard box comes with a prepaid Australia Post Label, to allow for free shipping to the recycling facility.
LOCAL SORTING AND RECYCLING
Collected tennis ball will make their way to a Melbourne facility. They will be sorted between what can be reused, and what should be recycled. Items that are recycled will sent to local manufactures in the production of floor coverings and hopefully, one day, a new tennis court.
HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE
Discover where to recycle your tennis ballsCLICK HERE TO FIND LOCATION
Apply to become a collection partnerCLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
More About Game On Recycling:
Game On Recycling is a combined effort by Wilson Sporting Goods Co. and Australia New Zealand Recycling Platform. It is also supported by a grant from the National Product Stewardship Investment Fund.
Together, we have a deep passion for sports, well-being, and our beautiful (and incredibly interesting) playground. Sport has always been a way for us to unite and we believe that the sporting industry and community can become groundbreaking leaders in building a circular economy, and creating a future to be proud of.
Learn More About Game On Recycling.
Wilson Considered Products
THE TRINITI BALL & The Blade v8 Range
This is the beginning of a long journey, as we learn how to build a circular sports industry.
In relation to this, you may be interested in viewing our groundbreaking Triniti Tennis Ball. The Triniti is the first performance tennis ball designed with fully recyclable packaging, featuring a unique octagonal paper container that is fully recyclable after use. The ball core also integrates a unique plastomer material that impressively extends fresh ball feel, while STR Felt provides enhanced durability and is 50% more flexible than the standard ball for better feel at contact.
We've also updated our Blade series to incorporate AGIPLAST BUMPERS & GROMMETS, a bio-based plastic derived from castor bean oil creates a more eco-friendly racket strong enough to perform at an elite level