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NIKE - ReUse a Shoe Campaign
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
WE WERE ABLE TO DONATE HUNDREDS OF SNEAKERS!
YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Nearly two decades ago, Nike began looking for a way to reduce the company's environmental footprint and reduce the amount of shoes that ended up in landfills. Nike first started by collecting athletic shoes at key retail locations and shortly thereafter teamed up with other recycling centers to establish shoe collections in communities across the country
You can drop off athletic shoes of any brand for recycling. Sandals, flip-flops, dress shoes, boots and other types of shoes are not accepted. We also can't accept shoes containing metal such as cleats or spikes, because these represent a safety hazard when ground into Nike Grind. You can also recycle LIVESTRONG wristbands from the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
What happens to the shoes? They become a product called Nike Grind.
: Nike Grind includes three types of raw materials made from recycled athletic shoes and manufacturing byproducts: rubber from the outsole, foam from the midsole and fabric from the upper. These materials are ground up and used by select companies in sport and playground surfaces, as well as in numerous Nike apparel, footwear and equipment products.