Sole intent brings back old boots
TOTALLY Workwear stores around Australia are putting the boot into recycling.
In a new program co-ordinated by Save our Soles (SOS), worn-out workboots are being collected at stores including TWW at Booval.
If the boot owner opts to buy a pair of new King Gee boots, he or she will pocket a $15 saving as thanks for recycling.
Ipswich store manager Dianne Ross-Davis said any brand of boot could go into the recycling bin.
Tradies' old footwear then goes through a process that takes used shoes, boots, tyres and other products and turns them into renewable resources.
The rubber component is broken down into granules which are used in new products.