NOVEMBER 2009

Georgia Recycling Coalition to promote shoe recycling

Along with soda cans and old newspapers, Georgia residents can bring their gently worn shoes to be recycled.

People and companies interested in donating or learning more about the GRC initiative can visit the organization's website at www.giveshoes.org.

In partnership with Soles4SoulsĀ®, the Georgia Recycling Coalition (GRC) will place bins at their locations to offer an alternative to residents throwing their worn shoes away. The collected shoes will be shipped to Soles4Souls for distribution to the 1.5 billion people without shoes.

Soles4Souls takes gently worn shoes and repurposes them in one of 125 countries around the world. A small percentage which cannot be distributed will be recycled.