That is the amount of tennis & padel balls thrown away every year. The reason? After only one hour of play, 20% of the pressure in the balls disappears - starting when you open the can the balls are bought in. Because of this, hobby players are forced to buy new balls about every 2 times they play. At a higher level, balls are changed multiple times in a single match. This is completely unnecessary - since all the materials in the balls are in good condition for many hours of play.
Of the balls thrashed, only 2% are recycled. The rest of the toxic waste ends up in places such as landfills, or in our oceans. The balls that ends up in nature stay there for 400 years before they break down. This makes tennis and padel two of the dirtiest (and most expensive) sports!
Since the greenest ball is the ball you do not throw away, Pressurebox is one step towards making tennis & padel green sports in accordance with UN climate goals 12, 13. We hope you will join us on this mission!