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Globalised Balls

Find out about the notorious Wimbledon tennis balls

Where is the WOOL from? New Zealand
Where is the CLOTH from? UK
Where are the DYES from? UK
Where is the SILICA from? Greece
Where is the ZINC OXIDE from? Thailand
Where is the RUBBER from? Malaysia
Where is the TIN from? Indonesia
Where is the CLAY from? USA
Where is the MAGNESIUM CARBONATE from? Japan
Where is the SULFUR from? South Korea
Where is THE FINNISHED BALL manufactured? Philippines
How many balls are made each year? 300 million
What are they recycled into? Homes for the threatened Harvest Mouse
When did production shift to the Philippines? 2002
Before the Philippines where was production based? Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Which month does the tournament fall in? June
Created by: 11jwilton