Sport related waste is a problem
We pride ourselves on being a sporting nation. Large volumes of sporting equipment are required each year to support our sporting passions, including an estimated 10 million tennis balls, 2 million basketballs, over a 1000 tons of ski equipment. Yup, that’s a lot!
Every year old and lonely sporting goods are discarded into the waste stream. This places unnecessary strain on Australia’s landfill sites, as these goods can be easily reused or recycled into new materials. Burying these unwanted sporting goods is neither responsible nor is it a sustainable solution.
Wouldn’t it be great if rather than ending in landfills, these goods contributed positively to our lives through the provision of a circular approach mitigating the generation of waste?
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We're Here to Change the Game
Game On Recycling is a national recycling scheme for sports equipment. That means rather than being thrown into landfills, sporting equipment including Tennis Balls, Basketballs, Volleyballs & Footballs are donated or recycled.
Benefits of a sustainable approach to managing sporting goods include: A reduction in the size of landfills, conserving natural resources, generating employment opportunities in the recycling sector and ensuring good quality items are not prematurely thrown out.
LEARN MORE ABOUT US
Game On Recycling is being continued by Wilson Sporting Goods Co. after a pilot program which was created and managed as a combined effort by Wilson Sporting Goods Co. and Australia New Zealand Recycling Platform.
We have a passion for sports, well-being, and our beautiful (and incredibly interesting) playground. Sports 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.
Acknowledgement of Country
In the spirit of reconciliation Game On Recycling acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.