CETIA: Re_SHOES project, launch of a pilot line for the recyclability of shoe soles

20 . 05 . 2024

Re_SHOES is the first French industrial innovation programme dedicated to the recyclability of shoe soles. This has led to the launch of a pilot line on the CETIA site, capable of automatically separating the soles from the uppers of shoes – and then sorting them by composition.

Re_SHOES has three objectives:

  • Increase the quantities of materials to be recycled by considering the 80% of shoes put on the market
  • Make a closed loop possible for shoe soles
  • Prepare the industrialisation of a shoe recycling sector

Initiated by CETIA and supported by the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, Re_SHOES has brought together eight partners committed to accelerating circular transition in the shoe industry: DECATHLON and a group concerned with the luxury market.

In total, €1 million has been invested to make possible the automation of the upstream phase of shoe sole recycling.

Website: https://cetia.tech/

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