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Changing landscape leaves car recyclers big shoes to fill

Switzerland currently recycles around 150 000 end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) every year. This represents 80-85% of the discarded fleet. At the…

Clarks drops glue from recycling-friendly shoes

UK company Clarks has unveiled a new shoe collection designed to reduce waste and improve recyclability. The ‘Origin’ range contains…

These shoes are made for… recycling

More than two million pairs of work and safety shoes are thrown away in the Netherlands and Belgium each year…

Done chewing? Try on some gum shoes

About 1500 tonnes of chewing gum finds its way onto the streets in the Netherlands every year. Cleaning it up…

Shoemaker Hugs&Co gets into step over waste tyres

The words “upcycled” and “repurposed” are not typically associated with luxury fashion items but a new shoe collection from Hugs&Co…

Timberland diversifies with ‘shoes for your vehicle’

United States – Tyre and footwear manufacturers are the two largest users of virgin rubber in the world. And in…

Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during ISRI speech

United States – ‘I didn’t know solid waste management was so controversial,’ retorted Hillary Clinton after a shoe was thrown…

New shoes from old phones

United Kingdom – In a bid to encourage the public to recycle its electronic devices, one of the UK’s leading…

PET bottles find new role in running shoes

United States – US athletics footwear manufacturer New Balance (NB) describes its NewSKY shoe, comprising 95% recycled PET bottles, as…

Our latest issue – pag. 77

IN THE LABORATORY 77recyclinginternational.com | September/October | 2022 Can mattresses bounce back into the loop? Researchers at West Virginia University…

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EDITORIAL 3recyclinginternational.com | September/October | 2022 ‘Never a dull moment,’ says regional manager Jeff Reynolds of SA Recycling in Phoenix,…