Keep your old shoes out of landfills

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The Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission kicks off their 2018 Shoe Recycling Campaign on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 10:00 a.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, 350 Thirtieth Avenue, Columbus GA 31903.

The Commission says that each year more than 350 million pairs of shoes are tossed into landfills for a resting place. It takes about 1,000 years for most shoes to decompose.

During the campaign, KCBC will be collecting gently worn men, women, boys and girls shoes (any style, any size). They plan to help the environment by diverting shoes from landfills and reusing them by sending them to developing countries (Haiti, Swaziland, Togo, and Honduras).

The next day, Thursday, September 6, 2018 area citizens may drop off shoes at any of CCG Fire/EMS Stations, any day of the week.

The Commission is also encouraging schools across the Tri-Community to support our Shoe Recycling Project by encouraging every student to bring at least one pair of shoes to their school to assure the success of this noteworthy project.

The “Green Team” of Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School is taking the lead by kicking off their shoe recycling project and challenge other schools to follow their lead.

For more information please contact Gloria Weston-Smart at 706 225-4008.

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