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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…

Kenya eases textile import restrictions

Textile recyclers have welcomed a new protocol from the Kenyan government that allows the resumption of imports of used clothing…

Textiles outlook: Business is tough enough without petty barriers

Governments must avoid unreasonable policies as scrap traders cope with the global crisis. On the export side of things, like…

Top ten ‘recycling heroes’ named

Global Recycling Day has been marked with the first international awards to individuals and groups from around the world who…

Clothing reuse market is essential for circular economy challenge

Bulgarian ban on shoe imports is against EU single market principles and is bad policy. Below is a teaser of…

Sportswear brand Puma recycles 1.9 million bottles

UK recycling firm First Mile is collaborating with Puma to launch a new sportswear collection which consists of recycled plastics. The co-branded…