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.
With the Australian-first pilot program ready for roll out in Victoria, our goal is to divert worn-out sports shoes (destined for the dump) and convert these once useless waste items into a range useful recycled products.
ASGA will use the knowledge gained from the Victorian pilot program to develop a scalable model for sports shoe recycling Australia-wide.
Currently, we only have collection sites within Victoria. Updates on new collection locations will be posted on this page.