Sunday, January 4, 2009

Running Shoes

Whether you're a dedicated runner or an occasional gym-goer, you will inevitably need to replace your shoes. There are better options than throwing them in the trash, where they will just end up taking up space in a landfill.

You can donate them to a local shelter or charity collection point. I've done this myself in the past, and wonder if anyone would actually want to wear my dried up sweat. While this is better than simply trashing them, another alternative is to recycle them.

Recycled Runners has links to drop-off locations nationwide. Nike has a collection program where they take any brand of shoes and grind them up to become rubber mats on the playground, basketball courts, or a portion of new shoes.

An easy way to be green and healthy!

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