Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.
It is the responsibility of all of us including businesses to do our part to protect the environment. According to the New York Times, 300,000,000 golf balls are lost annually in the United States alone. They are hit into the woods, bodies of water and even picked up by larger animals who have been known to choke on them. The average golf ball according to PGA regulations weighs approximately 1.7 ounces. This equates to 31,875,000 Pounds of golf balls littered around the country. Standard industry golf balls take 1000 years to decompose! This is an extraordinary amount of time and each year the total amount of wasted golf balls grows. Keep in mind, that not a single golf ball ever made has decomposed yet so the amount of waste will continue to add up.
As a company it is important to us to not only sell Rope Its but conduct responsible business practices. This lead us to seek out a partnership with the only company manufacturing Eco-friendly golf balls, Dixon Golf. Since Rope It utilizes a real golf ball a partnership with Dixon provided us the unique opportunity to create an environmentally responsible product that reduces waste and carbon footprint.
Dixon Golf has taken a different approach to the eco-friendly re-invention of the golf ball. While other companies are making balls that biodegrade Dixon is producing balls that are easy to recycle and contain non-toxic fillers. While regular golf balls release all sorts of toxic substances and heavy metals while they decompose, Dixon balls don’t. Once a ball has run the course of its normal life, it’s recycled into useful things like playground equipment or astroturf. Dixon balls also adhere to the highest standards of performance and make three variates for all skill level golfers. The Earth Ball for beginners and intermediate golfers, the Wind Ball for advanced players and Fire for the professional golfer who is looking for an equivalent to the coveted Titleist ProV1.
A recycling program is offered by Dixon Golf. It states that if you recycle any brand of used golf ball at a participating Dixon Golf retailer that Dixon Golf will give a credit of up to $6 per dozen toward the purchase of Dixon Earth golf balls. So keep that in mind next time you pick up someones old golf ball on the course, it could save you some money on your next dozen! For more information about the program email email@example.com