JogOn Again announces a nationwide partnership with Places Leisure.
We are delighted today to announce our nationwide partnership with Places Leisure. The partnership will see each of their 91 leisure centres hosting a JogOn again collection bin where leisure users and members of the local community can pop in to drop off their unwanted running shoes.
“This represents a significant gear change in our efforts to remove 1m pairs of running shoes from landfill,” said Tony Piedade. “We know from trials that leisure centre users are very engaged in this type of initiative and we fully expect to see 60-70 pairs collected per centre, per month. With a push, that could be getting us close to seeing 100,000 pairs a year removed from landfill from this one partnership alone.”
Members can access a full list of Places Leisure sites as well as other physical collection locations using our interactive map https://www.jogonagain.com/collectionnetwork
A spokesperson for Places Leisure said “When we heard about this initiative, we knew that we had to get behind it. As a Social Enterprise, giving back to the communities and environments we are based is at the heart of what we do – it just made sense for us to do what we can to contribute to the companies’ objective and encourage Places members to donate their old shoes. Tony has ensured that every pair of shoes are utilised in some positive way. At the end of their ‘lifecycle’ they are shredded and incinerated for energy or used to resurface playgrounds. Even if your shoes are no good to be reused – donate them for this purpose rather than let them sit in landfill!”