25 Jun '12, 6pm

INTERVIEW: Remyxx Introduces World's First 100 Percent Recyclable Sneakers

INTERVIEW: Remyxx Introduces World's First 100 Percent Recyclable Sneakers

Sneakers have been a wardrobe standby since Keds burst onto the scene in 1916, but entrepreneur Gary Gagnon found something lacking in the iconic shoe. For one thing, it isn’t recyclable, which means many a scrawled-upon Converse lies buried in a landfill, never to see the light of day again. With Remyxx , however, Gagnon plans to create a new breed of footwear, one that he claims is the world’s first 100 percent recyclable, completely landfill-free shoe. (More than 300 million pairs of shoes were thrown away in 2011, according to Soles4Souls .) Made from a closely guarded blend of plastic, polyresin “canvas,” and rubber, Remyxx boasts bold colors and funky patterns designed to appeal to all ages. We caught up with Gagnon to learn about his curbside “aha” moment, his wildly successful Kickstarter campaign , and how his shoes will help us all tread more lightly on the planet.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/remyxx-introduces-worlds-first-1...

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