A leisure centre in Rickmansworth has recently opened a new collection bin where visitors can recycle their old running shoes.
Everyone Active has teamed up with Three Rivers District Council and the anti-waste campaign JogOn to roll out the initiative at William Penn Leisure Centre, as well as a number of their other centres across the country.
The donated shoes will be sent to JogOn, and their distribution partners, charities and other organisations will help to send the footwear around the world to the people who need them most.
John Sewell, Everyone Active’s area contact manager, said: “We are delighted to partner with JogOn for this hugely positive initiative, which means the local community can make a real difference.
“We would encourage people to donate their unwanted running shoes so that they can experience a second life, rather than going to landfill.
“It’s just a matter of dropping the shoes into collection bins at our centres and Everyone Active and JogOn will do the rest.”
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