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SGS Supports Giving Shoes a Second Life

September 30, 2021

SGS in Singapore is proud to be the sponsor of “Others see an old shoe. We see the future.”

This project is a pioneering partnership between leading materials science company Dow and national sports agency Sport Singapore (SportSG) to catalyze circular economy solutions in Singapore.

'Others see an old shoe We see the future poster

Drawing on its technological and R&D expertise and track record of collaborative solutions, Dow will work with Sport Singapore to transform shoes contributed by members of the community into jogging tracks, fitness corners and playgrounds. This project is the first of its kind in Asia Pacific.

Members of the public can give a second life to their used sports shoes by donating them to build new sports surfaces and infrastructure, rather than throwing them away. The project aims to recycle 300,000 pairs of used sports shoes and divert them from the landfill over the next three years.

The public can drop off their used sports shoes at any of 30 collection points, including participating ActiveSG sport centers and stadiums, Decathlon stores and JD Sports stores, and more than 30 educational institutions (students and staff only) all over Singapore.

For more information visit: ActiveSG Circle - Old Shoe New Future

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