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CURRENT INITIATIVES

  • Black Sustainability Institute

  • Deconstruction for Decarbonization: Shoe Waste Decon Kozi

  • Industry House Meetings

  • Beacon Farmer Training Program

  • Solution Spotlight

  • State of Black Sustainability Report

EDUCATION

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DECARBONIZATION

Shoe Waste

Footwear Deconstruction Kozi

 

Black Sustainability, Inc. and Shoe Waste, LLC are partnering on a decarbonization project, Footwear Deconstruction Kozi, to create jobs and educate members of the Black community on decarbonization, waste and upcycling as it pertains to shoe waste. Our goal is to educate, inform, and train the next generation of skilled industry leaders.

Considering the cultural influence and primary contributions to fashion trends, African Americans have a responsibility for the waste output generated.

  • How can we take shoes from the footwear industry destined for the landfill and deconstruct and convert the waste into viable materials for the circular economy?

    • Upcycling shoes (and other textiles) extends their lifecycle and creates an opportunity for the Black community to participate in the salvage economy.

      • Shoes have ten (10) waste stream characteristics with an unmatched value chain.

The outcomes of this project will result in:

 

  1. Educational Awareness of circularity, waste and salvage Economy

  2. Manual and mechanical deconstruction of shoes

  3. Manufacturing and Green Job Creation Across the Global South


Learn more about our Footwear Decon Training Course in Atlanta, GA – and be at the forefront of the future of manufacturing.

*Shoe Waste, a footwear recycling and recovery solution, is a trailblazer in Black-owned fashion waste management and a member of the Black Sustainability Network.

SUSTAINABLEEVENTS

After hosting, attending and vending at events...our team has had enough! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BSI is committed to ensuring that Black/Afrikan events and food service vendors in our community transition to biodegradable packaging and can reach zero-waste goals. Our community is frequently denied eco-friendly options and bombarded with over packaged goodsThis initiative goes beyond words to ensure a smooth and informed transition for our own health.

Download and share our 1 pager OR encourage a restauranteur or event planner to contact us to help facilitate a fully green event in your city!

 

NO MORE PLASTIC

NO MORE STYROFOAM

NO MORE ALUMINUM FOIL

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INDUSTRYHOUSES

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