Monday, November 06, 2000

Shoe recycling program offers zoo discounts

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Recycle your old athletic shoes and get a discount ticket for the Cincinnati Zoo.

        Nov. 15 marks the fourth annual America Recycles Day. In observance of that, unwanted athletic shoes can be exchanged for half-price admission tickets to the zoo on Saturday.

        The shoes will be collect ed from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The discount ticket — one for each pair of shoes — will be valid for that day only. While at the zoo, visitors can participate in America Recycles Day activities by filling out a pledge card agreeing to recycle more or buy more recycled-content material.

        The athletic shoe collec tion is a part of Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe program, which recycles old athletic shoes of any brand and turns them into useful products.

        On the products list: soccer, football, baseball and weight room flooring; synthetic basketball courts, tennis courts and playground safety tiles and carpeting.

        The recycling event at the zoo is co-sponsored by Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services, Cincinnati Zoo, Butler County Division of Recycling and Litter Prevention, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, Nike Inc., Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.


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