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Recycle your old shoes!


So glad to clock my first run of the week (been a long week!) this evening. Decided to run around the Paya Lebar division of Aljunied GRC with a quick pit stop at Maplewood Park (stage pavilion) to check out a new recycling initiative.

The Aljunied-Hougang Town Council is participating in a nation-wide sustainability program that seeks to create a permanent shoe waste collection eco-system. Recycled shoes are ground down into granules to be relaid at new sports tracks, playgrounds etc.

Good to see the bin half full! The smell? Not so good, but that’s the odour old shoes emit anyway!

As my luck would have it, I met a principal of one of the project partners, Dow, while jogging in the area some weeks back! Thank you for the introduction and collaboration, Paul. Fingers crossed, let’s take this sustainability initiative to greater heights!

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