The PALS Green impact team are delighted to announce that PALS Green Feet are taking us on another sustainability journey - JogOn PALS, recycling your old trainers.
There are in the region of 18bn pairs of running shoes sold in the world every year. That's the equivalent to 2 pairs of running shoes per person on earth. Yet, there are millions who have no shoes and suffer terribly from sole diseases.
It is not an easy to be precise, butJogOn believe that some 30+ million pairs of shoes end up in landfill every year! Many of these shoes have a lot of life left in them!
UCL PALS have partnered with JogOn to help do our bit to get trainers to those who need them and keep running shoes out of landfil. Donated running shoes will be either distributed to hubs around the world or shredded and recycled.
Huge praise should be given to Charlotte Patient, one of our own undergraduate psychology students, who found out about the initiative and has helped set up donation boxes within PALS. Donation boxes can be found at 26 Bedford Way (outside the common room), Ground Floor of UCLIC and the atrium of Chandler House.
Charlotte can be seen below donating her old trainers, alongside Kate Copsey, John Draper and Richard Jardine. We have since had many more donations so thank you to all those who have participated so far. The scheme has been piloted by PALS in the hope the initiative will be taken up across UCL in due course.
Look in that cupboard, garage, under the bed, they may be old to you, but by donating them to JogOn PALS you will be giving them another life. Get donating today!!