Leading materials science company Dow and national sports agency Sport Singapore partner to establish a permanent waste collection ecosystem to support a circular economy in Singapore. Through this initiative, used shoes are collected to create sports infrastructure including jogging tracks, fitness corners, and playgrounds. The rubber soles of the shoes are ground into rubber granules that are then used as materials to build sports infrastructure. The nation intends to build upon the success of the 2020 project titled “Others see an old shoe. We see the future” in which over 75,000 pairs of shoes were collected and used to build 3.3km of jogging track. Please see the links below to learn more about this initiative.  

ActiveSG Circle – Old Shoe New Future

News: Shoe recycling sports infrastructure in Singapore