Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Are Bowling Balls Recyclable?

“Coverstock is the outer shell of a bowling ball. There are four basic types of Coverstocks on the market today: plastic/polyester, urethane, reactive, and particle.”

In the center of a bowling ball, you will unexpectedly find a misshapen weight block, or core, which affects the spin of the bowling ball and how it curves as it rolls down the lane. The weight block is made of a combination of materials, including iron oxide, which is not specifically a recyclable material in some conventional recycling processes.

Regardless of a recycling plant’s ability to accept iron oxide as a recyclable material, bowling balls are still a mixed commodity item. A plant’s ability to accept and process items made from several types of materials depend on things like processes, manpower, and end markets for certain commodities.

In order to know if you can recycle bowling balls, or any other mixed commodity items, contact your local recycling plant.

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1 comment:

  1. This is really a good post. I am so interest to play bowling. But I don't know that how the bowling balls are recyclable . It is looking like a learning post for me.