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ZigZag has partnered with JogOn to prevent one million shoes from going to landfills

ZigZag, a big company that helps stores handle returns, is teaming up with JogOn, a group that cares about the environment. They want to stop a million pairs of running shoes from ending up in the trash.JogOn will use ZigZag’s special software to deal with all the running shoes people send back, making sure they don't harm the environment.
Did you know that every year, a massive 18 billion pairs of running shoes are sold worldwide? That's like everyone on the planet having two pairs! But while some have too many shoes, millions of others don't have any, and many suffer from foot problems without proper footwear.
JogOn wants to change this by using ZigZag's software to find new homes for the 33 million pairs of running shoes thrown away each year. They're starting with a pledge to rescue one million pairs and give them to people who need good shoes but can't afford them.
Al Gerrie, ZigZag's boss, says he's happy to work with JogOn to tackle the problem of wasted running shoes. At ZigZag, they believe in being smart about returns and caring for the planet. They're excited to help save running shoes from the dump and give them a new life.
Tony Piedade, the person who started JogOn, explains why it's important. He says that being unfit is a big problem worldwide and that staying active is crucial for staying healthy. But when running shoes get old, they're often thrown away, adding to the waste in landfills. JogOn's aim is to rescue a million pairs of running shoes from this fate. With ZigZag's software, they can sort through the returned shoes and decide if they can be used again.
So, the partnership between ZigZag and JogOn is all about saving running shoes and helping people stay active. By using ZigZag's smart software, they can make sure those shoes find new homes instead of ending up as trash. It's a win-win for the planet and for people who need good shoes to keep moving.



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  • Ann Nyambura

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    What an inspiring collaboration between ZigZag and JogOn!

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    • johnte ndeto

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      It's inspiring to see companies take proactive steps to address the issue of footwear waste and contribute to a greener future.

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      • Princess

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        @johnte_ndeto Absolutely! Their proactive approach towards addressing footwear waste is commendable and contributes to a greener future.

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      • Gorffly mokua

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        We need more such initiatives to tackle the issue of waste across all industries and work towards a sustainable future for all.

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        • Princess

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          @gorffly_mokua Agreed, more initiatives for sustainable future.

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        • Rashid Kamau

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          This is superb!! Shoe waste ends up contaminating the environment by emitting chemicals into the soil and groundwater.

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          • Princess

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            @rashid_kamau Indeed, shoe waste can contaminate the environment, emitting harmful chemicals

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          • Marine Stephan

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            Oh that's a great initiative

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            • Princess

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              @marine_stephan Glad you think so! It's a step towards sustainability.

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            • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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              Good partnership @zigzag and @jogon.You're stopping what would otherwise be a disaster in waiting.

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              • Princess

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                @rukia_ahmed_abdi Indeed, their partnership is crucial for averting potential environmental disasters

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              • Elizabeth Gathigia

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                A great collaboration, their commitment to save the environment is really commendable

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                • Princess

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                  @elizbeth_gathigia It's a good teamwork. They're doing good to help nature.

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                • mary Mwihaki

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                  Big up to zigzag company for the idea this is is so inspiring

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                  • Gorffly mokua

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                    @mary_dosarah True! This gives us hope of a safe and a secure future!

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                    • Princess

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                      @mary_dosarah Kudos to ZigZag for the inspiring idea!

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                      • Princess

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                        @gorffly_mokua that's true

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                      • George Kariuki

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                        It's interesting to see how ZigZag's return software is being used for environmental purposes. This could potentially inspire similar solutions in other industries. Overall, this collaboration seems like a win-win for the environment and people in need.

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                        • Princess

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                          @george_kariuki Absolutely, ZigZag's innovative use of return software for environmental purposes is intriguing and could serve as a model for other industries.

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