Shoes collecting & recycling

480 million shoes are sold in France every year. However, the multiplicity of materials and assembly techniques used make shoes one of the most complex fashion products to recycle. Initiated by Bensimon, this project aims to optimize the end-of-life of shoes in France.


● Inventory of initiatives related to eco-design, collection and recycling of footwear
● Estimation of the volumes concerned
● [Initial work paths] Define and optimize: transparency & traceability of composition, lifespan, waste collection



● Laure Du Pavillon & Isabelle Lefort (co-pilots)

NB: Full list of participants to be confirmed