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RECYCLE YOUR WELL-LOVED PAIRS WITH FRANKIE4

Around the world, only 1% of shoes are recycled. We’ve committed to keeping shoes out of landfill for good. We do this in partnership with TreadLightly, a national recycling initiative powered by the Australian Sporting Goods Association (ASGA) and Australia’s premier footwear recycler, Save our Soles. So far, we’ve saved over 20,000 pairs of shoes from landfill. But there’s more to be done.

RECYCLE YOUR WELL-LOVED PAIRS WITH FRANKIE4

Around the world, only 1% of shoes are recycled. We’ve committed to keeping shoes out of landfill for good. We do this in partnership with TreadLightly, a national recycling initiative powered by the Australian Sporting Goods Association (ASGA) and Australia’s premier footwear recycler, Save our Soles. So far, we’ve saved over 20,000 pairs of shoes from landfill. But there’s more to be done.

HOW IT WORKS

LEAVE IT

Drop off your shoes (from any brand) at one of our FRANKIE4 concept stores around Australia, or post them to our HQ.

RECYCLE IT

Donated shoes are sent to the recycling plant (here in Australia) for sorting, breakdown, and processing.

PROCESS IT

Reusable components from the shoes are extracted, including leather, rubber, and fibres at the recycling facility.

REUSE IT

Reclaimed materials are used to manufacture new products like springy mats for gyms, retail spaces, and playgrounds.

HOW IT WORKS

LEAVE IT

Drop off your shoes (from any brand) at one of our FRANKIE4 concept stores around Australia, or post them to our HQ.

RECYCLE IT

Donated shoes are sent to recycling plants here in Australia for sorting, breakdown, and processing into new materials.

PROCESS IT

Reusable components from the shoes are extracted, including leather, rubber, and fibres at the recycling facility.

REUSE IT

Reclaimed materials are used to manufacture new products like springy mats for gyms, retail spaces, and playgrounds.

CHOOSING TO PARTNER WITH TREADLIGHTLY

THE PROBLEM
Millions of shoes end up in landfill each year. These shoes contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and pollution by emitting chemicals into the soil and groundwater.

To protect our planet, we must reduce emissions in line with the 1.5C pathway and minimise negative impacts on biodiversity.
OUR SOLUTION
We’ve been partnering with TreadLightly since 2021, who use the materials from the shoes you recycle with us to create new industrial products. You can learn more about them here.

You can also check out your closest FRANKIE4 Concept Store and bring in any shoes to recycle next time you visit us.

CHOOSING TO PARTNER WITH TREADLIGHTLY

THE PROBLEM
Millions of shoes end up in landfill each year. These shoes contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and pollution by emitting chemicals into the soil and groundwater.

To protect our planet, we must reduce emissions in line with the 1.5C pathway and minimise negative impacts on biodiversity.
OUR SOLUTION
We’ve been partnering with TreadLightly since 2021, who use the materials from the shoes you recycle with us to create new industrial products. You can learn more about them here.

You can also check out your closest FRANKIE4 Concept Store and bring in any shoes to recycle next time you visit us.

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

HOW CAN I RECYCLE MY SHOES?

Recycling your shoes with us is easy. Simply drop off your items at any of our concept stores around Australia in QLD, VIC, NSW, or SA. You can also post your shoes to our HQ, and we'll recycle them for you:

FRANKIE4 - Recycling 

260 Moggill Road, Indooroopilly, QLD 4068  

CAN I RECYCLE SHOES THAT AREN’T FRANKIE4S?

Yes—we accept all brands of shoes to recycle, not just your well-used, favorite pairs of FRANKIE4s.

WHY SHOULD I RECYCLE MY SHOES?

Hundreds of thousands of shoes end up in Australian landfill every single year. Shoe components take forever to breakdown and can still leave behind plastics and toxic chemicals that pollute our planet. Landfills produce carbon emissions that contribute to climate change, and negatively affect our flora and fauna in numerous ways.  

Sowhat’s the alternative?  

Recycling shoes is a challenging taskand there’s only a few providers in the world that can do it well. We’re proud to partner with TreadLightly, an industry-led initiative powered by the Australian Sporting Goods Association (ASGA), and recycler Save our Soles (SOS).  

CAN I BRING IN OTHER ITEMS, LIKE BAGS OR WALLETS?

Unfortunately, we’re unable to accept any items other than shoes currently. If you have clothing, bags, or jewelry that can be reused, we recommend selling your items on Facebook Marketplace or Depop. We’ll let you know if we start accepting other items in the future.

I HAVE SOME FLUFFY SLIPPERS. CAN I RECYCLE THOSE?

Our recycling partner can process most kinds of shoes—except completely fluffy slippers. Other styles including slides, sandals, sneakers, boots, flats, and heels can be recycled. Styles with a shearling lining can be recycled, too.

WHAT ARE MY SHOES BEING RECYCLED INTO?

Reusable components from your shoes (like leather, rubber, and other fibers) are used to manufacture products like gym mats, flooring, and playgrounds. We’ll also keep you updated on any new recycling initiatives, such as exploring more ways to turn old FRANKIE4s into new FRANKIE4s—the ultimate in revolutionary style.

CAN I STILL RECYCLE MY SHOES IF I DON’T LIVE IN AUSTRALIA?

Stay tuned. We’re in the process of finding a recycling partner for our NZ customers across the pond soon. For our US customers, find out more about our partnership with Ridwell here.  

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

HOW CAN I RECYCLE MY SHOES?

Recycling your shoes with us is easy. Simply drop off your items at any of our concept stores around Australia in QLD, VIC, NSW, or SA. You can also post your shoes to our HQ, and we'll recycle them for you: 

FRANKIE4 - Recycling 

260 Moggill Road, Indooroopilly, QLD 4068  

CAN I RECYCLE SHOES THAT AREN’T FRANKIE4S?

Yes—we accept all brands of shoes to recycle, not just your well-used, favorite pairs of FRANKIE4s.

WHY SHOULD I RECYCLE MY SHOES?

Hundreds of thousands of shoes end up in Australian landfill every single year. Shoe components take forever to breakdown and can still leave behind plastics and toxic chemicals that pollute our planet. Landfills produce carbon emissions that contribute to climate change, and negatively affect our flora and fauna in numerous ways.  

Sowhat’s the alternative?  

Recycling shoes is a challenging taskand there’s only a few providers in the world that can do it well. We’re proud to partner with TreadLightly, an industry-led initiative powered by the Australian Sporting Goods Association (ASGA), and recycler Save our Soles (SOS).  

CAN I BRING IN OTHER ITEMS, LIKE BAGS OR WALLETS?

Unfortunately, we’re unable to accept any items other than shoes currently. If you have clothing, bags, or jewelry that can be reused, we recommend selling your items on Facebook Marketplace or Depop. We’ll let you know if we start accepting other items in the future.

I HAVE SOME FLUFFY SLIPPERS. CAN I RECYCLE THOSE?

Our recycling partner can process most kinds of shoes—except completely fluffy slippers. Other styles including slides, sandals, sneakers, boots, flats, and heels can be recycled. Styles with a shearling lining can be recycled, too.

WHAT ARE MY SHOES BEING RECYCLED INTO?

Reusable components from your shoes (like leather, rubber, and other fibers) are used to manufacture products like gym mats, flooring, and playgrounds. We’ll also keep you updated on any new recycling initiatives, such as exploring more ways to turn old FRANKIE4s into new FRANKIE4s—the ultimate in revolutionary style.

CAN I STILL RECYCLE MY SHOES IF I DON’T LIVE IN AUSTRALIA?

Stay tuned. We’re in the process of finding a recycling partner for our NZ customers across the pond soon. For our US customers, find out more about our partnership with Ridwell here.  

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