ASK A SUSTAINABILITY EXPERT: HOW DO I RECYCLE MY WORN-OUT SHOES?

What’s the most responsible way to dispose of shoes once they’re worn past the point of no return? I don’t want them to end up in a landfill, but I know I can’t just put them out on the curb with my cardboard and glass for recycling. Perhaps your soles look like Swiss cheese or […]

Keep old shoes out of landfills with our expert tips.

Shoe recycling is a great way to avoid wasting old, unwanted shoes. Even the best quality shoes wear out at some point, and it’s helpful to know what’s the most eco-friendly course of action when that happens. In 2019, 24.3 billion pairs of shoes were produced, and most of them were or will be sent to landfill.1 While […]

Generating Energy from Unusable Sneakers?

  WIN Waste Innovations is one of the most notable energy from waste services company, find out if our capabilities can meet your needs. When Sneaker Impact began to increase the reach of the company by partnering with retailers and gyms, most of the footwear recycled could be cleaned (90%) and placed into new economies […]

PBS Delivers an Informative Video on Upcycling and the Harmful Impact of Polyester

Sneaker Impact has always been interested in how different age groups approach recycling and upcycling. With our ability to take on your sneaker donations, learning about the direction of retail and if people are truly going to begin buying better and buying less is extremely important to our team. This video provides an insightful explanation […]

adidas X Parley Collection to Help End Plastic Waste with Every Minute Played

Source: There’s Only One Home Court: adidas X Parley Collection Highlights Commitment to Help End Plastic Waste After visiting several international adidas stores and seeing the Parley recycle boxes in each location, Sneaker Impact decided to follow adidas’ work in this area. The most recent addition to their Parley collaboration to reduce plastic in the […]

Nike Adds Another UpCycling Strategy: Re-Creation Program

The LA-based pilot program uses excess or dead stock pieces that otherwise would have gone to recycling or the landfill to create unique garments. Source: Nike Re-Creation Program As brands become more vocal about their recycling and upcycling strategies, Sneaker Impact will continue to share each step. Our goal is always EXLOS and as more […]

3 Reasons New Runners Should Recycle Running Shoes More Often

1. New Runners tend to be carrying a bit of extra fluffiness. Due to this extra fluffiness, sneakers can break down faster. For many new runners this can lead to aches and pains or blisters. A shoe may not look damaged at all, and buying more shoes can be expensive, but in the process of […]

Gyms Help Sneaker Impact to Recycle Sneakers – Here’s How

The goal at Sneaker Impact is to meet the public where they are. As gyms begin to open and people are working out more than ever, trainers are going to begin piling up. The members at your gyms may not have the time to clean their old sneakers or drop them off at a mission. […]

Sneaker Impact: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle | The Three Laws of More Responsible Consumers

Brands and retailers are built on selling as much product as possible. This creates a constant interchange of products being created, shipped and stored until the consumer enters a store and decides to purchase those items. Each of these steps contributes to harmful actions against the environment, but they can’t be eliminated or the economy […]