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16/06/2024

A shocking waste

by kitround

Imagine all our preloved boots laid toe to heel, around the M25, 46 times!

Imagine 10.2 million people. (that’s how many currently play football in the UK)

Now, imagine their football boots laid toe to heel in a long line. It would stretch 5,406 km! That’s like going around the M25, 46 times!  That’s a lot of boots to waste once they’re outgrown or unwanted.

More trees, fewer new boots – The manufacturing process of your new boots could have created more carbon emissions than a single tree can absorb in its first year.

A newly planted tree absorbs, on average, 10kg of CO2 per year for its first 20 years.

A new pair of football boots creates 11.5kg of carbon emissions. 

This indeed suggests that increasing the number of trees planted could help balance out these emissions. Alternatively, reducing the frequency of purchasing new boots or finding more sustainable production methods could also be beneficial. It’s a matter of finding the right balance between our love for sports and our responsibility towards the environment. 🌳

You will find a wide range of preloved boots on kitround – and remember right now 100% of the listed price* of donated Declutter & Do Good kit sold  is going to help support youth sport.

Visa UK will also donate £1 for every item of donated kit purchased by the 31st July 2024 with a Visa card, up to £20,000 🤜 🤛

*an additional 10% kit fee will be charged to the listed price – paid by the buyer

 

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