(Photo: allbirds.com)

(Photo: allbirds.com)

Recycling Bin: Walk green

  • Sunday, December 16, 2018 1:04am
  • Life

Walk green

Allbirds aims to pioneer greener ways to make shoes with high-quality and minimalist design.

As a certified B Corporation, the environment is a stakeholder, so it is just as important as the bottom line.

“Our goal was to make the world’s most sustainable shoes using innovative new materials,” says co-founder New Zealand footballer Tim Brown.

Super-fine merino wool is breathable, temperature-regulating, moisture-wicking, machine washable, recyclable and biodegradable. New Zealand has six times as many sheep as people.

Sixty percent less energy is used to make Allbirds shoes than typical synthetic shoes. The uppers are made of wool, one recycled plastic bottle equals one pair of laces, and the soles are made of sugarcane, a fully renewable resource.

Information provided by ReGroup, a nonprofit educational group formed in 1989 to develop public awareness, reuse, and recycling benefit on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. Find ReGroup on Facebook or contact us at regroupkenaipeninsula@gmail.com.

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