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Simple Shoes Biodegradable Footwear

simple shoes biodegradable footwear

Simple shoes have taken a great step towards creating products that do less harm on the planet. With great foresight, they have created a line of biodegradable shoes that will break down to dirt in a landfill in 20 years. In addition to caring about the future of our earth, these shoes are made from sustainable materials including hemp uppers, recycled car tire bottoms, organic cotton linings, recycled plastic bottles and foot beds, and water based glues. Hopefully we will see more manufacturers take a similar approach.

The 2010 shoe line of Simple Shoes will include their first collection of biodegradable footwear. The outsoles and midsoles break down to dirt in a landfill in 20 years.

Plus they are made from sustainable materials including hemp uppers, recycled car tire bottoms, organic cotton linings, recycled plastic bottles and foot beds, and water based glues.

Simple Shoes developed EcoPure which is a pellet mixture containing tiny microbes. These microbes begin to eat away at the compounds that hold the materials together until what is left is dirt. It is Ecopure that is added to the midsoles and outsoles…

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