06 Apr '11, 3am

New Eco-Friendly Golf Balls Made From Lobster Shells

New Eco-Friendly Golf Balls Made From Lobster Shells

I'm not a golf player (for sooo many reasons...) but I'd guess the balls need to be biodegradable so that when they accidentally land in water they don't just sit there for years. Most golf courses I've seen on TV have water traps and not all golfers are willing to just dive in and retrieve their ball. Also, many golf courses are oceanside and I would guess that there are a LOT of golf balls sitting at the bottom of the ocean near those courses. As for the people who fail to see how this is better for the environment: what do you think golf balls are currently made of? That's right, plastics. Lobster shell is biodegradable and renewable. Like it or not, those lobsters already die as food; might as well do something with their shells rather than just send them to the dump. You avoid using up non-renewable resources AND filling up dumps faster. Got to look at the big picture...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/global-warming/blog/new-biode...

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