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AHS begins shoe recycling program

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 20th, 2013

ALAMOSA — Alamosa High School, in partnership with ShoeBox Recycling, introduced a school wide shoe recycling program with a focus on REUSE. Students, faculty, families, and community members are all encouraged to participate. With ShoeBox Recycling bins placed throughout the school, students are encouraged to responsibly discard of their gently used shoes. The drive will continue until the end of the school year. ShoeBox Recycling is raising awareness and improving education at all levels about the need to participate regularly in shoe recycling, where all of the secondhand goods collected are destined for reuse.

“We are thrilled to become a part of a meaningful program that encourages our students and our community about small steps that have a large global impact, such as shoe recycling for reuse,” said Elena Arrendondo, president of Alamosa High school Key Club.

“In addition to mindfulness around shoe reuse, we will be raising funds to support the Key Club in community projects and other events to encourage leadership among the students.”

ShoeBox Recycling is proud to be a for-profit recycler of shoes. They have flipped the recycling triangle upside down and have mastered the most powerful ‘R,’ REUSE, with all of the shoes collected destined for reuse by those in need of affordable footwear. With over 300 million pairs of perfectly reusable shoes hitting landfills each year, they are looking to change the way people think about their shoes.

“Shoe recycling needs to become as familiar to us all and as easy to perform as bottle, can, and paper recycling,” said Lisa Pomerantz, Queen of Sole at ShoeBox Recycling. “Our collaboration with Alamosa High School is a great way to get this important message out. Our shoes can live on and help people across the world while we inspire a new generation to act responsibly.”


ShoeBox Recycling is proud to be a for-profit recycler of shoes. Founded in 2011 with a mission to recycle as many pairs of shoes as possible while offering the opportunity to find your SoleMate in the process.

With more than 300 million pairs of shoes hitting landfills each year, ShoeBox Recycling is looking to change the way people think about their shoes and the need for reuse around the globe.  ShoeBox Recycling is headquartered in Fairless Hills, Pa.

For more information, call 888.482.5754 or email info@shoeboxrecycling.com. www.shoeboxrecycling.com

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