As Recycling Process Lead, Save Our Soles manage all resource reclamation activities, from extraction to end product development.
Save Our Soles is committed to ensuring that all Shoes that are imported into Australia are recycled and used in this market. We import approximately 100 million pairs into Australia every year and we have to start reusing this valuable product rather than throwing them into landfill.
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.