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Each year approximately 300 million balls are produced, which contributes roughly 14,700 metric tons of waste in the form of rubber that is not easily biodegradable.

Historically, tennis ball recycling has not existed and the most common use has been to cut a hole in the ball and attach the ball to the bottom of chairs in schools, nursing homes and the like to prevent slips.

At Wimbledon, the balls are sold at the All England Tennis Club and funds raised are donated to charities such as the Balls for Schools scheme which helps support the tennis stars of the future.

Often, players will hit, throw, donate balls (sometimes signed) in to the crowd or to fans.

Two years ago, 350 balls were donated to the Wildlife Trust who used them as nest boxes for harvest mice.

There are also programs to donate your used tennis balls for dogs that are used in the Armed Forces overseas or for dogs in shelters to play with.

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