Heroes recycle shoes after May Heroes Mud Run event in Aurora

USAgain was on hand to collect muddy shoes after the Heroes Mud Run event held on Sat., May 24, at Marmion Academy & Abbey Farms located at 1000 Butterfield Road.

There are an estimated 20 billion pairs of shoes produced annually, and approximately 300 million pairs are thrown away each year.

The 150 pairs of shoes helps avoid unnecessary waste, especially considering the material Ethylene Vinyl Acetate, found in the midsole of running shoes, can take as long as 1,000 years to dissolve into a landfill.

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