Peugeot has joined forces with football boot brand Sokito to help launch the world’s first football boot recycling scheme, which began with a 2,000-mile journey to Italy transporting 400 pairs of football boots in Peugeot’s e-Expert electric van.
With an estimated 12.5 million football boots across Europe and the USA ending up in landfill each year, the revolutionary scheme, developed by Sokito in partnership with an apparel recycling specialist, will see a trial of newly developed machinery that can break down old football boots into materials that can be re-used and ultimately re-manufactured into new boots.
To support this initiative, Peugeot supplied Sokito with a fully electric e-Expert van to transport 400 pairs of old football boots from London to Italy to begin the trial. With a journey of 2,000 miles to complete, the e-Expert is fitted with the larger of two battery options available, a 75kWh battery offering up to 205 miles of range (WLTP).
The e-Expert left London on Monday 3rd October, arriving in Tolentino, Italy in time for the machinery trial to begin on Thursday 6th, with the results then analysed over the course of the following month.