The problem with landfills

The problem with landfills

Every year, millions of tennis balls are manufactured and used around the world. But what happens to them once they lose their bounce and become unusable? Many of them end up in landfills, taking up space and releasing harmful toxins into the environment. As a company that is committed to sustainability and upcycling, Dots.Recycling is on a mission to address this issue and give used tennis balls a new lease of life.

What are Landfills and Why are They a Problem?

Landfills are designated areas where waste is disposed of and buried underground. While they are designed to contain waste, they have negative environmental impacts. As the waste in the landfill decomposes, it releases methane, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. In addition, toxins and chemicals from the waste can leak into the soil and water sources, contaminating the environment.

The Tennis Ball Waste Problem

Tennis balls may seem like a small problem, but in reality, they contribute significantly to the overall waste in landfills. Hundreds of millions of tennis balls are discarded every year, and since they are made of materials that don't decompose easily, they take up valuable space in landfills. Additionally, the rubber used in tennis balls is made from petroleum, a non-renewable resource, which contributes to the depletion of natural resources.

The Solution: Upcycling Tennis Balls

At Dots.Recycling, we have a better solution for used tennis balls: upcycling. Upcycling is the process of converting waste into new products of higher value, and it's a key part of our DNA and commitment to sustainability. We collect used tennis balls from tennis clubs and padel centers, and we give them a new chance on life by turning them into products such as felt furniture pads, and a range of other products yet to be released (we can't wait to show you).

Our upcycling process helps to reduce the waste in landfills, as well as the demand for non-renewable resources. We also ensure that our products are sustainable and long-lasting, so they won't end up back in the landfill anytime soon.


At Dots.Recycling, we believe that the world can be a better place if we take responsibility for the waste we produce. By upcycling used tennis balls, we're not only reducing the amount of waste in landfills, but we're also helping to create a more sustainable future. It's a small step towards a larger goal, but every little bit counts. We hope that our commitment to sustainability will inspire others to do their part in creating a cleaner, healthier planet for all.