IAKS member Sport Singapore partners with Dow to divert shoes into sports flooring

The national sports agency Sport Singapore (IAKS member since 2018) and materials science company Dow announced a pioneering partnership to catalyse circular economy solutions in Singapore. Both parties partner to divert 300,000 pairs of shoes away from landfill into building new sports infrastructure.

Drawing on its technological and R&D expertise and track record of collaborative solutions, Dow will work with Sport Singapore to transform shoes contributed by members of the community into jogging tracks, fitness corners and playgrounds. This project is a ‘first of its kind’ in Asia Pacific.

SportSG CEO, Mr Lim Teck Yin, said, “This project demonstrates how we can all play a meaningful part in workable real-world solutions that champion sustainability in our fields of endeavour. The partnership with Dow has brought ideas and expertise together to encourage collective responsibility in the community to drive positive change – taking the effort to recycle your worn-out shoes can not only contribute to new infrastructure but reduce the load on landfills. We hope that this collaboration will bring about ripple effects with more partners in promoting shared aspirations in sustainability through sport.”

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Graphic: Dow in collaboration with Sport Singapore

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