The acceptance of recycling in modern society is not in itself negative, but it is not the answer to our woes as many would have us believe. Many people actually believe that it is ok to use a plastic water bottle because of that friendly recycling label. We are probably all guilty of easing our conscience on the backs of the corporate green-washing that has done little more than use a lot more green ink in their packaging.
Plant some plants into your old shoes!
This is a simple way to upcycle some shoes, so long as the sole isn’t leaky (and if it is, you can always keep it outdoors)