Soccer Balls

An environmental catastrophe. More than a toy.

Waste

Creating soccer balls is a real problem for the environment. Creating soccer balls pollute the air, earth, and water. Precious resources such as oil, plastic, polymer, silicone, latex, animal fat, cotton, and more are taken to make a soccer ball. The glue in a soccer ball is made from rubber, animal bones, fish, starch, milk, protein, or casein.

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Pollution

The materials needed to make a soccer ball have to be melt down which pollutes the earth, air, and water. It pollutes the air because of the smoke that it makes. It pollutes the earth and water because they have to put their waste somewhere and it goes on land. Storms wash the waste into water ways. This pollutes drinking water. One soccer ball might not make much of a difference but it's the most popular sport on earth.


Fossil Fuels

Many people buy soccer balls which need to be packaged. The packaging uses our resources. Then it needs to be transported. They are usually transported by plane or boat. At the factories where they make the soccer balls, they use lots of electricity. In 1997, they had to use tons of electricity. They are usually transported by plane or boat. This burns a lot of fossil fuels. When we did a survey, only three people said that they reused soccer balls. This means that companies need to keep making more soccer ball due to supply and demand. We believe that this is the same thing most people do. Th is is terrible for the earth.

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Save the Earth! Recycle Your Soccer Balls!