It’s a year since Discovery College student Parth Sane set up Every Ball Matters, a programme designed to reuse and repurpose tennis balls and the cans they come in.
Being passionate about sustainability, Parth keenly followed up on his project. Since June 2021 Parth has shipped 2,000 balls to the Philippines for reuse and over 1,300 balls were collected last month for Sports for Hope Foundation in Hong Kong.
Parth presented his idea to Florian Hedreul of Decathlon last year and Decathlon found a way to recycle old balls to make shoe soles. Ball collection boxes with the Every Ball Matters logo are now operational at the Decathlon stores in Central and Causeway Bay. To find out more follow @focusofparth and @evryballmatters, or head to www.everyballmatters.com.
PHOTO COURTESY OF Puskar SaneTags: Decathlon, Every Ball Matters, Hope Foundation, Parth Sane, tennis