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PostPosted: 09 Feb 2019, 08:03 
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Is there a better way to toss a cracked ball? I asked my waste company if it was OK to recycle them with numbered plastics, but they did not know.


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The new ones are ABS. That would make it "Other" or "7" under the Recycling Code used in the US.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resin_identification_code

What else is made of ABS? Mainly tough stuff like car parts (the grille, the parts that hold in the headlights, etc.) - so no, I don't think you can throw them in the recycling bin, that's used mainly for containers. The best I can think of is to collect them in one place (e.g. a club) and when you have a large amount of them contact the recyclers and tell them you have a bunch of ABS balls.

The old celluloid balls - you could always do this:



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PostPosted: 09 Feb 2019, 09:31 
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That is a good idea. I have also repurposed them into fishing bobbers. All you need to do is epoxy a swivel onto the ball. Or even a bent paper clip. It gets some funny looks on the pier but it works.


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