How many pairs of running shoes did you buy this year? What about last year? Based on how much you run, this answer will vary. Now, what did you do with those shoes once you’re finished with them?
If you’re like most people (me included), you probably threw them into the trash. And once they were in that trash can, they were no longer your problem, right?
Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Those shoes end up in a landfill, along with over 300 million other pairs of shoes. Either that or incinerated, which may provide energy yet releases even more carbon emissions into the atmosphere.
So, what to do? It seems like a ‘damned if you do, damned if you don’t’ scenario, right?