Crafts + DIY

What to do with your old Crocs

A couple weeks ago I wrote a post touting Crocs for kids. I swooned and sighed over how easy they are for my own two littles to put on by themselves.

Well, I still love them. Only now, the small, niggling voice in my head that hissed, “But where do Crocs go to die? How many pairs of these plastic shoes are piled up in landfills?” has been silenced.

SolesUnited is an organization that accepts used Crocs, sorts them, grinds them up and makes them into new shoes. These new shoes are then donated to people in need around the world.

Sadly, the only place to recycle them within 50 miles of Seattle is Port Townsend. If you’re motivated to make a difference, however, you can collect your friends’ and families’ old Crocs and send them to a Crocs recycling center. Consider the postage a donation to this worthwhile endeavor.

Find out more here.

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