Sunday, September 13, 2009

Q: How can I recycle old tennis shoes or sneakers?

A: There are several ways you can reuse or recycle them. Here they are:

  1. Take them to Goodwill or the Salvation Army or another thrift store is they aren't too worn out for someone else to wear. You could also donate them to a local homeless shelter.
  2. Donate them to Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe program. They will recycle the rubber in the shoes to be used to build tennis courts, running tracks, and other sports complexes that use rubber material.
  3. Use it as an alternative to buying a new dog toy. Dogs love old shoes.
  4. Save them to wear when doing dirty work like painting or staining, mowing the lawn, or other dirty jobs. You don't want to ruin your nice pair!

**image courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons

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