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Okabashi Closes the Loop on Sandal Recycling via @Earth911

Okabashi Closes the Loop on Sandal Recycling via @Earth911

Okabashi’s line of sandals and flip-flops not only contain up to 25 percent recycled plastic, but can be returned to the company for recycling at the end of their useful lives. Photo: Okabashi Shoes made from recycled materials are not a new green fashion trend: New Balance , Puma and even Manolo Blahnik have all turned waste into new kicks. But Georgia-based Okabashi goes a step further: Not only are its sandals and flip-flops made from recycled plastic, but the company also takes back its old shoes for recycling at the end of their useful lives. Okabashi’s line of sandals, which comes in an assortment of styles and colors, are molded from a blend of plastics called Microplast, making them vegan-friendly. While the amount of recycled content in each shoe depends on the material available, an average pair of Okabashi sandals contains 15-25 percent recycled plastic. When cu...

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