EcoSports: Eco-friendly sporting equipment

Day 300 – In my search for environmentally friendly companies and the products they create, I found EcoSports. EcoSports offers basketballs, volleyballs, soccer balls and footballs that are biodegradable, recyclable and vegan.

  1. Eco Sports uses a material called TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane). Products made from TPU can be recycled into primary chemical components which can then be used to create additional raw materials, including more TPU. In addition, products made with TPU are biodegradable and can be fully broken down in approximately three to five years. Another key advantage is that TPU is non-toxic, and when it biodegrades, it does not contribute to pH changes in soils or groundwater during the biodegrading process. 
  2. Eco Sports also only uses recyclable packaging for their products removing plastic wrapping from traditional packaging.
  3. Eco Sports is giving back by donating 10% of the profits immediately to plant trees across the nation on the consumers behalf. 

Tens of millions of sports balls are purchased every year and there is no other place other than the landfill when they reach end of life. EcoSports has created a product that can help stop that from happening.

Tomorrow, there’s a reason it’s called downcycling.

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