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Recycling in Full Swing
That “crack of the bat” sound brings back memories of our national pastime, but it seems any Major League Baseball game involves at least one broken bat. Most baseball bats are made out of wood, more specifically white ash and maple. Both of these types of lumber provide a lightness and durability that is easily reused.
Almost any material can be reclaimed, reused, or upcycled if you put a little thought into it. Step up to the plate for a fun collection of products and gifts made from recycled baseball bats, a tribute to creativity and resourcefulness.
Baseball Stadium Pen
While not made from the bats themselves, these pens are made from salvaged seats removed during remodeling and demolition of historic ballparks. Each one is a historic collector item.
Baseball Bat Bottle Opener
Handmade from authentic game-day bats swung by Major League players. These bottle openers even come with a story card with instructions to find out exactly in which game the bat was used.
Recycled Baseball Bat Rocking Chair
Handmade by artist Mike Bellino in Massachusetts, these sturdy rockers are feature reclaimed baseball bats. He also makes really cool chairs made from old skis. Both chairs offer great alternatives to plastic patio furniture.
Bonus: Check out these cufflinks made from old stadium seats:
Baseball Bat Art
Take a look at this blog for an engaging selection of art with baseball bats.
For another unique gift, handmade in the USA, check out the baseball rose.
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Be an all-star recycler: If baseball isn’t your sport, check out our articles on recycling other Sports Equipment, from broken hockey sticks and skateboard decks to skis and tennis and golf balls. Any other ways to recycle you can think of, right off the bat?