Mizuno Australia’s Shoe Recycling Initiative
Although Australia imports 110 million pairs of shoes annually, which 25 million pairs are sports shoes, it is estimated that only around 1% of them gets recycled.
In an effort to reduce waste and help conserve the environment, Mizuno Australia, along with the other sporting brands, has partnered with the Australian Sporting Goods Association’s (ASGA) recycling program called ASGA “Tread Lightly”.
The program takes pre-loved footwear from any brand, recycles them and gives them new life as gym mats, retail flooring, and playgrounds, in an effort to reduce waste and the footprint on the environment. So far over 100k pairs, 32 tonnes have been collected. *As of September 2021
Mizuno Australia is encouraging staff to take part, including by setting up collection sites at its head office. We are promoting environmental conservation efforts around the world, to ensure a better future for our planet and for all sports lovers.