The Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell will transform tennis racket strings into 100% sustainable clothing with Infinite Athletic
The Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell reinforces its agreement with Infinite Athletic to continue betting on a sustainable tournament. This project is based on the collection of disposed tennis racket strings to convert them into new polyester and create technical threads with which their tennis and paddle tennis clothing collections are made, with the special peculiarity that they are 100% recyclable and endless since they can be recycled again when they are deposited in the Infinite containers
In addition, Infinite Athletic has a sustainable and local production. Collaboration with suppliers in Catalonia is essential to work directly and ensure the quality of the materials and decent working conditions. In the same way, the collection of the strings is in the hands of a transport company with electric vehicles and with personnel at risk of social exclusion
During the celebration of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell – Trofeo Conde de Godó tournament this year 2022, it is estimated that, with the participation of 100 players, the strings of 630 rackets can be recovered, the equivalent of 13 kg and a saving of 62 kgs of CO₂, 48% less if we take into account that before, this waste would have generated 130kg of CO₂ if it had not been recycled. At the same time, the water saving that will mean giving the strings a second life translates into a 68% reduction in m³ of water, going from 77 m³ to 24 m³. In other values, the CO₂ saving is equivalent to stopping charging 91 mobiles for 1 year and at the water level, it is equivalent to stopping bottling 16,500 liters of water.
Additionally, the possibility of collecting the ball pots, with a quantity of more than 600 units, is being studied, which will be used during the tournament and give them a second life within the textile world.
Therefore, the commitment to sustainability and recycling of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell – Trofeo Conde de Godó is maximized for another year with Infinite Athletic, acting and changing the way of doing things and thus contributing in doing its part to make a better future. Through this project, the RCTB-1899 reaffirms its leadership in sports sustainability and as a benchmark in sports, ethics, and sustainability.