Biodegradable Golf Balls

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Albus Golf, a company located in the Spanish city of Barcelona, had a mission: to design innovative and unique products with ecological and biodegradable features that improve the sustainability and biodiversity of marine life, in order to satisfy the sporting and leisure requirements of our customers and improve their environmental awareness. I’d say they achieved that mission with the invention of the biodegradable golf ball! Anyone who plays golf will know that hitting golf balls into the sea, rivers, reservoirs, and lakes is prohibited. This is because regular balls are manufactured using plastic materials which are highly polluting, they can cause the death of fish and other marine animals if ingested. What is more, because golf balls do not biodegrade, they will inevitably accumulate on the sea bed. Not any more thanks to the biodegradable eco-friendly golf ball!

According to the Albus Golf website:

“ECOBIOBALL is a single-use ball with a unique and exclusive design for practicing golf close to marine environments (sea, ocean, rivers, lakes and ponds).ECOBIOBALL is the first and only golf ball in the world which, after being used and subsequently biodegrading releases fish food.This is why we have defined it as ecological and biodegradable. Thanks to its innovative formulation, it starts to biodegrade immediately on being submerged in water. In less than 24 hours, its external coating starts to open, and in 36 to 48 hours the internal core, comprised of 100% fish food, is
released into the water, where it can be eaten by fish.”

The following photo from the Albus Golf features the Ecobioball 48 hours after submersion in water, as you can see the external layer has begun to be broken down releasing the fish food core into the surrounding water.

As I understand it these balls aren’t meant to be used on driving ranges, or golf courses where regular balls can be retrieved but to have the opportunity to practice close to marine environments without polluting them, and to bring an added value to such environments. Whilst I don’t play golf myself, I do know some golfers and they’ll be very pleased to know that now they can practice close to the water and be eco-friendly at the same time!

Cold Sore Eco Relief


A lot of people suffer from cold sores, even those who don’t admit it. Cold sores are extremely common, especially among Americans. Unfortunately, cold sores can be very uncomfortable not only in appearance but also due to itchy, burning sensations followed by other systems. The good news, though, is that there are environmentally friendly choices out there. Check out this list of cold sore treatments…

Quantum Health Lip Clear Lysine Plus Ointment

Clinically proven to heal cold sores quickly, naturally, and painlessly, Quantum’s leading all-natural cold sore treatment contains lysine and 14 other vitamins, herbs, and minerals. Apply directly to cold sores at the first sign of tingling. Doesn’t burn, goes on clear and provides immediate soothing relief. Can be used in conjunction with tablets, tincture or capsules. No Burning upon application and goes on clear.

Quantum Health Coldstick With Super Lysine

Super Lysine Plus LipClear Coldstick soothes and moisturizes dry, chapped lips and helps heal, and prevent cold sores. L-lysine with 14 healing herbs and vitamins, and NOW SPF-21 sunscreen protection, combined in one convenient easy to use stick. Cold stick is formulated with the same natural nourishing ingredients as the Super Lysine Plus+ ointment and provides fast, soothing relief without drying, burning or numbing your lips.

Peaceful Mountain Cold Sore Rescue
Traditionally, the herbs in Cold Sore Rescue have been used for their anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and skin-repairing characteristics.

Hylands Cold Sore and Fever Blister Tablets
Natural relief for cold sores, fever blisters, cracked lips. Formerly Hyland’s #27, Hyland’s Cold Sores and Fever Blisters is a traditional homeopathic formula for the relief of symptoms of cold sores and fever blisters due to cold or exposure. Working without contraindications or side effects, Hyland’s Cold Sores and Fever Blisters stimulates your body’s natural healing response to relieve symptoms. Hyland’s Cold Sores and Fever Blisters is safe for adults and children and can be used in conjunction with other medications.

Enzymatic Therapy Cold Sore Relief

Relieves dryness and softens cold sores and fever blisters soften scabs associated with cold sores and fever blisters, helps prevent, protect, and soothe chapped, cracked, or wind-burned skin and lips.

Boiron Cold Sore Care Kit
Boiron’sCold Sore Care Kit helps one feel good in their skin and reduces the stinging in the pre-blister stage, at crust stage and pain at the blister stage.