The challenge of making sustainable footwear

July 31st, 2023

Plastic footwear can take 1000 years to break down. Photo: OrthoLite. A single method to calculate and mitigate the negative environmental impact of footwear is much needed. The European Commission is promoting the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF), designed to offer a single method to calculate, and perhaps as important, to communicate the environmental performance of […]

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Nike sneakers recycle in three pieces

May 23rd, 2022

ISPA Link owners can easily break the shoes down into the three components and drop them off to be recycled. Photo: Nike. Recycling sneakers has been a problem because of the methods and materials used to make them. Nike will soon launch its new ISPA Link, a sneaker made without glue that, at the end […]

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