Sport Singapore Will Turn Old Sport Shoes Into Running Tracks

Most efforts to go green are food-related, like reusable cutlery and bringing your own containers.

Not many have jumped on the bandwagon, perhaps because the direct consequences aren’t very tangible. But what if you can see your green footstep?

Sport Singapore is offering you that chance, if you donate your old sport shoes, which they’ll turn into running tracks. Usable material from the shoes will be recycled to build the tracks.

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Usable shoe parts become running tracks

Throwing away your old sport shoes could be quite painful, a little because they have brought you places, but mostly because you had spent hundreds of dollars on them.

Instead of letting them go to waste, why not grant them a second life by putting them to a different use?

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Donate your old sport shoes at specific collection centres around Singapore and Sport Singapore will recycle them. Recycled parts will serve as building material for “new jogging lanes at upcoming sports facilities” like Kallang Football Hub.

With exciting plans for recreational developments like the Bukit Gombak Park and the Coast-to-Coast Trail in the works, your shoes will literally pave the way for Singaporeans’ active lifestyles.

18 collection centres around Singapore

If you have a pair or two of old sport shoes you want to part with, bring them down to any of these collection centres:

ActiveSG Sports Centres

  • Toa Payoh Sport Centre
  • Yio Chu Kang Sport Centre
  • Sengkang Sport Centre
  • Heartbeat @ Bedok
  • Jurong West Sport Centre

ActiveSG Football Academies

  • Bedok Stadium
  • Our Tampines Hub (Level 7 gym)
  • Serangoon Stadium
  • Jalan Besar Stadium
  • Bukit Gombak Stadium
  • Woodlands Stadium
  • Jurong East Stadium

Decathlon

  • Bedok
  • Singapore Lab (Stadium)
  • City Square Mall
  • Joo Koon

Sport Singapore: 3 Stadium Drive, Singapore 397630, Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm (except Public Holidays).

Dow Office: 260 Orchard Road, The Heeren, #18-00, Singapore 238555, Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm (except Public Holidays).

Note that types of shoes accepted are sport shoes, football boots without metal studs and school shoes, all of which must be dry upon drop-off.

Towards a sustainable sports scene

The donation drive is part of Sport Singapore’s effort to adopt the use of “greener technologies”.

There’s roughly a month left till the drive ends on 31 May 2019, so dig up your old sport shoes and start donating them today.

Featured image from Women’s Running and ActiveSG.