At GotSneakers, we’re making it socially and financially rewarding to contribute to a circular economy with our FREE sneaker recycling programs for individual sellers and organizations of all types and sizes. When you join our sneaker recycling community, you will be making a global impact AND you will earn money for every pair of sneakers you contribute.
Most people throw away their used sneakers every 125-200 days without ever thinking about recycling. Since sneakers are manufactured with materials that are not biodegradable, they remain in landfills or are incinerated, which leads to toxic chemicals in our air and soil.
The process of manufacturing sneakers produces large amounts of CO2 which contributes to the serious effects of climate change and global warming. Recycling and reusing sneakers keeps sneakers out of landfills, reduces the need for manufacturing new shoes and sneakers, and supports a growing circular economy.
In the United States, at least 200 million pairs of shoes and sneakers end up in landfills each year.
Shoes in landfills can take 30 to 40 years to decompose.
Harmful chemicals are emitted into the soil and air which pollutes our surroundings.
More than 600 million people worldwide don’t even own a pair of shoes.
The environmental benefits of recycling and reusing sneakers are significant.
Since we started out on our mission, GotSneakers has:
Stopped 75 million pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.
Recycled and reused 2.5 million pairs of shoes (and counting!).
How You Can Get Involved:
Individual Sellers Get Paid to Clean out Your Closet
Are you a runner with a collection of retired sneakers? Are you moving to a new house or apartment and need to clean out the back of your closet? Maybe you’re a parent whose kids have outgrown their sneakers before they can even break them in! Sign up for FREE and turn your sneakers into cash!
Is your school or non-profit looking for a new fundraiser idea that is easy and supports a good cause? Maybe your gym or run club has a group of people that would donate old sneakers? Why not host a sneaker drive fundraiser? Sign up to receive a FREE fundraiser kit and get started with your campaign!
Do you have customers looking to donate their old running shoes? Maybe you want to clean out your stockroom and refresh inventory? Our in-store and online sneaker recycling programs are a great way to enhance Corporate Social Responsibility while adding a new revenue stream to your business.