14 Places and Ways to Recycle Shoes

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  • It takes up to 1,000 years for a sneaker to biodegrade.
  • Nike has collected 20 Million pair of atheltic shoes to create 250 sport surfaces.
  • It takes 75,000 pairs to make a running track
  • What to do with old Shoes

    1. Wear Them
    2. Wash Them/ clean up resole, dye for new look. New Look Video , Plain White Shoes
    3. Stick in the car for that one time you may need that look/
    4. Give to Pet to play with
    5. Curb Alert on Craigslist
    6. Freecycle: Trade or Swap
    7. Give to Homeless Shelter
    8. Re-purpose: Birdhouse, Planter
    9. Resell in Consignment Store
    10. Shoe Swap/ Clothing Exchange
    11. Donate Anyplace
    12. Post on Etsy (Alchemy to see if anyone needs)
    13. Recycle

    Where to Recyle Shoes

    Make Your Own Shoes From Recycled Materials

    How to Make Your Own Shoes: Shoes Made from Grocery Bags


    Shoes made with Computer Key Boards

    How To Build Roller Skates from old Shoes

    Shoes Made with Recycled Tires


    Other Fun Re-Purposing of Old Shoes

    Shoe Planter

    old boot recycled as garden planter

    Glitter Shoes

    Resources:  Footwear Global

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    1. says

      this is my favorite entry!! i love to create fun, fresh things and those seem great ideas… sometimes people hope to recycle stuff but cant find a place to taqe their recycled stuff, be it plastics (not bottles) or yard stuff, and shoes of course thanx for your research!!!!

    2. says

      Sole aid is the best thing to do with your old shoes!

      Top 3 Reasons you should partner with Sole aid:

      1. It provides scholarships for children at home.(in the U.S.A)

      2. It provides self-sufficiency to families and children around the globe.(Third world nations)

      3. It saves our planet by keeping waste out of the landfills!

      For more information contact us at info@soleaid.org or find us on Facebook! Search Sole aid Inc. and become a fan!

      Doran Eichenberg
      Executive Director

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