Tradies stick boot in to reduce landfill
Totally Workwear’s work boot recycling campaign has kicked off successfully with more than 1200 pairs of boots collected across stores nationally in the eight weeks since the initiative was launched.
The result equates to more than 1.2t of recyclable materials kept out of landfill which will now be transformed into rubber matting to be used across the 52 Totally Workwear stores Australia-wide.
The campaign is thanks to a partnership with not-for-profit environmental organisation Save our Souls and is the first of its kind in Australia, giving tradies the opportunity to reduce their environmental footprint.
Director of Save Our Soles, John Elliott said the results were extremely pleasing but there is more to be done.
“3 million pairs of work boots are sold each year in Australia and unfortunately a large percentage end up in the garbage,” he said. “That’s close to 3000t of material that could be recycled into something useful and kept out of landfill.
The program has gained widespread attention and Totally Workwear is now turning its attention to local councils and businesses to give the campaign a boost. Following the success of the launch, special recycling bins will be a permanent fixture so tradies will be able to recycle their boots at their local Totally Workwear store anytime they like.
For more information visit: www.totallyworkwear.com.au