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Grinding It Out: Nike Canada To Use Shoes For Sports Complex

Nike Looking To Recycle
Shoes For “Green” Complex
Nike Canada yesterday expanded the Reuse-a-Shoe program, which “invites runners to donate their old, used athletic shoes to be ground up and the materials recycled to create” athletic fields, courts and tracks, according to James Christie of the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL. The goal is to build a C$500,000 sports complex in Toronto for soccer, basketball and track. While there is no specific site yet, Nike Canada Dir of Corporate Communications Derek Kent said that Toronto’s eastern Malvern neighborhood “is a strong candidate.” Kent noted that the shoe-grinding concept “has already seen facilities spring up in Australia and Japan” (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 4/7).

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