Climbing shoe recycling
Did you know that only in the Netherlands, roughly 80.000 kg of climbing shoes are thrown away every year? We’re going to stop this from happening, by collecting the worn climbing shoes at various gyms in the Netherlands (see the map below). We started the research on how to recycle them, because as of now there is no existent shoe recycling in the world. We’ve successfully developed a fitness floor to be used in the fitness area of climbing gyms. We’re talking now with climbing shoe manufacturers to start using this granulate in new climbing shoes to close the loop.
A big thank-you goes out to Monk, who always have and still support Clean Climber in many ways in making our sport sustainable.
So which are the climbing gyms that are taking the lead in joining us in our recycling program? See the map above. For climbing gyms wanting to join our program, please email us