4 ways to Green Your Shoes
Shoes made of synthetic materials cannot be returned to the earth, but they can be recycled or donated to keep them from ending up in landfills. Natural content shoes or those made with recycled materials makes for great eco-friendly wardrobe options.
Instead of buying shoes made of leather or plastic, which produce toxic substances during manufacturing, choose a shoe made of natural materials such as hemp, jute, crepe, bamboo, or cork.
Try a sneaker made of recycled bottles and rubber tires or a ladies' dress heel made of quilts, parachutes, and coffee bags on for size.
Donating shoes to a charity organization that benefits others gives them a second life outside of the landfill.
Water-based adhesives are less hazardous than solvent-based adhesive waste and will keep your home from fogging up with VOCs.