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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Timeless wisdom when it comes to waste issues.



Keeping stuff from being thrown away doesn't start with recycling. Find ways to reduce your trash. Look for ways to reuse or repair items that still function. Explore recyclable items that can't go into your blue bin.

Kids in particular go through shoes very quickly. Those growing feet are constantly in need of the next bigger pair. If you have older siblings or cousins, you've probably worn your share of hand-me-downs.  Sharing with family members is a great form of reuse!  Also consider donating shoes in good condition to a local thrift store.

What if the shoe is really busted?

If it's a shoe you love, repair it using shoe goo or another adhesive. There are also plenty of local businesses that offer repair services. We hope to add these locations to LessIsMore.org in the future.

If you have old athletic shoes, check out our Athletic Shoe Recycling page.

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