NETFIT partners with recycling innovator – TreadLightly to help reduce landfill
Through our #InvestInKids initiative, NETFIT Netball is committed through our ‘Planet’ pillar to reducing our carbon footprint through more sustainable practices, single-use plastic adoption and recycling initiatives among our community. To improve our responsibility, NETFIT Netball has partnered with TreadLightly powered by The Australian Sporting Goods Association (ASGA) to help keep netball shoes out of landfill, reducing the impact on the environment.
TreadLightly is on a mission to give consumers, retailers and manufacturers an opportunity to take real action and reduce their environmental footprint. As creators, NETFIT has a responsibility to consider how we re-purpose products, so we’re taking a circular approach, focused on eliminating waste for our community and our planet. Through announcing this partnership, NETFIT is encouraging our community to support the TreadLightly initiative and think about how they re-purpose their old footwear.
TreadLightly is a new national footwear recycling initiative that takes unwanted sport and active lifestyle shoes, giving them new life as useful products such as retail flooring, anti-fatigue mats, gym, and playground surfaces. With 600+ collection locations across Australia, TreadLightly works closely with Australia’s leading sports and footwear retailers and has recycled 600,000 pairs of shoes since the program first started, keeping 300,000 kgs of shoes out of landfill.
NETFIT Founder and CEO Sarah Wall is eager to embrace this initiative and spread the word to our global netball community. “We want to encourage netballers to go through their wardrobe to find any old netball shoes or runners that they no longer need and take them to one of TreadLightly’s retail partners to be recycled. The TreadLightly movement is one that we wholeheartedly support and we urge you to do the same, to help safeguard our planet for the future.”
“We look forward to working closely with Wall and the wider team at NETFIT to help promote the importance of footwear recycling to Australia’s strong netball community. We have ambitious recycling targets for the next 12 months, and we’ll achieve these targets when retailers, consumers, athletes and sporting groups are committed to working together to drive change” said Shaun Bajada, Executive Director, ASGA.
To help keep unwanted shoes out of landfill, simply head to one of TreadLightly’s collection points across Australia. You can find your nearest collection point here: https://treadlightly.asga.com.au/collection-locations/ or follow them on social media via the handle @Treadlightly.AGSA or #WeTreadLightly
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