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Does anyone know where I can take old, battered shoes and boots for recycling? I thought the textiles recycling bin at Tesco would be OK, but it specifies 'Good Quality' shoes and these are definitely not.

Date: 2008-07-06 09:54 am (UTC)
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Apparently, nowhere. They must be landfill :(

The "Recycling A-Z" file from http://www.cambridge.gov.uk/ccm/content/environment-and-recycling/rubbish-waste-and-recycling/recycling/a-z-recycling-directory.en has this to say on shoes:

Shoes in a good condition can be taken to charity shops or placed in pairs in the textile banks at some of Cambridge City Council’s neighbourhood Recycling Points (see page 31).

Date: 2008-07-06 11:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stonedsamurai.livejournal.com
If any of them are trainers, Nike (www.nike.com, I assume) recycle them into flooring for children's playgrounds and so on ...

Date: 2008-07-06 12:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katherineh.livejournal.com
Interesting scheme, although it's hard from their website to see where to drop them off. All the addresses given are a bit far away. Hopefully it will expand to include more places.

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