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RE: [GreenYes] golf balls
Hi Sharon -- is the guy asking about formerly reused golf balls that are no
longer reuseable?

If so, then I know of a company here in Massachusetts (Conigliaro
Industries - Framingham) that grinds plastic up for additive to concrete.
It doesn't seem practical for the source to ship them here, but there may be
other companies that do the same on the west coast.

If not, selling / giving them back to a golf course seems like a good COURSE
of action.  Ha!  Golf humor!

Amy Bauman

-----Original Message-----
From: Roger Guttentag [mailto:rgutten@no.address]
Sent: Friday, January 03, 2003 11:19 AM
To: greenyes@no.address; Sharon_Gates@no.address
Subject: Re: [GreenYes] golf balls

Dear Sharon:

What is typically called golf ball recycling is really golf ball reuse.  It
seems that these are balls that are recovered from golf course hazards after
indeterminate time, checked for usability, cleaned up and then resold.  Here
are website of some companies that claim to do this:
(Disclaimer:  I am not familiar with these companies other than what they
state on their websites.  Nor do I know how good these kind of golf balls
are since I am not a golfer.)

I have not been able to find any references to the recycling of golf balls
that are not suitable for reuse as described above.

Further, I was able to find one reference to recycled content golf balls -
its appears that the Michigan Recycling Coalition used them (according to
their online newsletter) during their 2001 conference.  If there is an MRC
member on this list who knows more about them please enlighten the rest of
us regarding them.

Happy New Year.

Roger M. Guttentag

----- Original Message -----
From: <Sharon_Gates@no.address>
To: <greenyes@no.address>
Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 7:19 PM
Subject: [GreenYes] golf balls

> I got a message from a Long Beach resident asking if used golf balls were
> recyclable.  Since I have a little time until I can get back to him, I
> thought I'd put this question out to all of you knowledgeable folks. Seems
> unlikely to me, but any ideas?
> Sharon Gates
> Recycling Specialist
> City of Long Beach, California
> 562/570-4694

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