Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Autumn or Fall It's Time to Recycle and Cleanup

Old trainers Richard Faulder Flickr
There's something about this time of year. I feel like throwing out smelly training gear and getting ready for cold weather work. Even more excited than usual this year as I've been out of sports for ages thanks to a few illnesses. So the trick is to find ways to clean out without just dumping everything in the trash. And yes I do get a little emotional about throwing away running shoes which have carried me over way too many hills.

  • Recycle your Shoes. Find a company near you at Shoes Recycling Programmes here.  
  • Irish chain Lifestyle Sports ran an exchange programme earlier this year - maybe we can get them to hold another? Or check your local shops  
  • Recycled Runners links up with brandnames to recycle shoes and unused shoe material. Who knew the shoes on your feet could make a basketball court - 2,500 pairs - or a running track - 75,000 pairs. 
What do you do with your old sports gear? 

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