July 20, 2017

Nike wants to turn your old running sneakers into brand

Nike wants to turn your old running sneakers into brand new athletic surfaces! The recycling process is very simple. Nike has placed Reuse-A-Shoe magista pas cher bins in 300 locations across the Usa plus drop-off locations in Australia, New Zealand and Western Europe. These drop-off locations accept shoes from any brand, not only Nike sneakers. It is important, however, the footwear is neat and they have no metal cleats. Nike does not currently recycle sports shoes or flip-flops. If you don't live near a drop-off location, you can ship your old tennis shoes chaussures de foot pas cher towards the Nike processing center in Wilsonville, Oregon. (Address: Nike Recycling Center c/o Reuse-A-Shoe, 26755 SW 95th Ave., Wilsonville, OR 97070.) However, think about the carbon footprint of shipping your shoes. It may actually be "greener" to donate your old shoes locally in order to find a creative use for them at home (i.e., gardening shoes or perhaps a chew toy for the dog) rather than ship them across country.
Once enough shoes have been collected in a drop-off location, they are shipped in large quantities to one of Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe processing centers. These recycling centers are located in Wilsonville, Oregon and Meerhout, Belgium. (Once again, you should investigate the environmental impact of Nike's shipment methods. Nike states ship shoes in the largest quantities possible to reduce the environmental impact, but there may be a more environmentally friendly way to recycle your old tennis shoes in your own home.)
After being collected and shipped to one of Nike's recycling centers, your old athletic shoes copa mundial are ripped apart. These shoes are split into three sections: the rubber outsole, the froth midsole and also the fabric upper. Outsoles, midsoles and uppers are each sent along another conveyor belt where they're ground into material you can use anew. Material in the rubber outsoles is used to create playground surfaces and running tracks as well as outsoles for brand new shoes. Material in the foam midsoles is changed into cushioning material for outdoor tennis courts and basketball courts. Material in the fabric uppers is used to produce pads placed beneath indoor volleyball courts and basketball courts. Zipper pulls, buttons and snaps will also be fabricated from Nike Grind rubber and foam.
Nike's recycling facilities are presently working to their capacity. The company is one of the only major shoe companies to apply this type of major shoe-recycling project. For more information about how to donate shoes as an individual, in order to learn to affect operate a Nike Reuse-A-Shoe shoe drive, visit Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe website at

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