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MEET: Indosole, working to get 1 million tires out of landfills

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Indosole is a great Indonesia-based social enterprise looking to repurpose one of the most difficult pieces of trash in our landfills- the humble tire. Indosole takes Indonesian tires and turns them into great shoes. It’s that simple and that amazing.

Indosole shoes

As Indosole says:

There is a massive amount of tire waste in the world. Waste tires sit in stockyards, illegal dumping sites, and even rivers. In tropical countries tires can become breeding grounds for mosquitos, which lead to nasty diseases like malaria and dengue fever.

It is nearly impossible for tires to decompose. Due to their structure, tires take thousands of years to decompose. So technically the first tire ever made is still out there somewhere.

In third world countries tires are used as a cheap alternative for fuel. This, along with tires that catch fire due to lightning storms, result in toxic oils and fumes that are harmful for human health. We need to act fast.

Our Solution

We repurpose these indestructible tires into the soles of some of the most durable footwear around.

The process of making Indosole shoes

Indosole is a certified B Corporation — one of over 1,000 companies using business as a force for good.