Customers drop off pre-loved sports shoes at the designated disposal bin at participating retail locations
Donated footwear is collected and sent to the recycling plant for sorting, breakdown and processing
Reusable components are extracted, including rubber, leather and fibres at the recycling facility.
Reclaimed materials are used to manufacture new products such as gym mats, floors and playgrounds
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Each year, over 25 million pairs of sports shoes are imported into Australia. With only 1% estimated to be recycled, it’s a waste problem that requires an immediate and innovative solution. The ASGA and Save Our Soles, and a number of major sporting brands have come together to create the Save Our Soles Footwear Recycling Initiative Victorian pilot program to move the needle towards supply-chain sustainability.