Shoe recycling

20 billion pairs of shoes are produced annually, and up to now 95% of these end up in landfill.  However research at Loughborough University’s Innovative Manufacturing and Construction Research Centre (IMCRC) has lead to the development of a recycling process for footware.  Basically different types of shoe are separated.  They are then granulated into 3 or 4 mm fragments, which can then be sorted into four separate waste streams using blown air and vibrating air tables.

Source: The Manufacturer

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