“Old Soles, New Life” Shoe Recycling Project by Dow Chemical

On 12 October, under the MY AMCHAM CARES program, AMCHAM hosted a briefing by Paul Fong, Country Director for Singapore & Malaysia of Dow Chemical on the Shoe Recycling Project in Malaysia by Dow Chemical in partnership with EcoKnights and Life Line Clothing (LLC) Malaysia. This project aims to bring together a combination of recycling and sustainability models made accessible to everyone.

Paul presented on the life-cycle of shoes and its impact on the environment if they go to incineration and landfill, and how the Shoe Recycling Project aims to put old shoes to good use via the “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” concept. Attendees got to learn more about the project and how they can help to support the expansion of this project in Malaysia.

Attendees were active in raising questions on where the project is going and how they can contribute. Thank you to Paul Fong for conducting the very educational session.