If You Take It Bring It Back

  1. 1Collect all the old clothes and shoes that you don’t want anymore (we’ll even take non-PUMA stuff).
  2. 2Drop them all into the PUMA Bring Back Bin.
  3. 3Start feeling really, really good about yourself.
PUMA Bring Back Bin

The Global Impact

With the Bring Me Back Program, materials are put back in the right place. This way, we don't steal from nature, but borrow. And borrowing is a good thing.

  • I:CO works with SOEX Group, a global market leader for textile and shoe recycling. It processes 1.000 tons of goods daily. (That's a whole lot of trash diverted from the landfill.)
  • Recyclable InCycle products can be reprocessed into new products by breaking them down and recycling them into new raw materials.

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  • bag Your donated goods are sorted according to more than 400 criteria in order to give them the best possible second life.
  • insulation Your goods could turn into automobile or home insulation.
  • bag If you like running, you’ll love this: your shoes might become a new track.
  • carpet-underlay Materials from your recycled shoes can be used for all sorts of exciting, useful products. Like carpet pads.
  • carpet-underlay Save the virgins! Recycling old products means less virgin raw materials are used to develop goods.
  • By collecting your used clothes, you help build a better waste stream. For that, we thank you!
  • Return old gear and give valuable resources another life. Or else, it ends up in a landfill. And that's no fun.
  • By contributing products to the Bring Me Back program, we turn the “cradle to grave” model upside down.
  • Our InCycle products are Cradle to CradleCM Basic Certified. The materials used adhere to the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute’s guidelines and are designed to be reprocessed into new materials after use.

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Cradle to cradle basic certified* InCycle products are available on our online store. Shop Incycle

*Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM is a certification mark licensed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

Got Questions? We've got Answers.

  • Why the PUMA Bring Me Back Program?

    Why the PUMA Bring Me Back Program?

    PUMA is dedicated to making a smaller impact on our earth. The Bring Me Back program is one way we do that. We're taking what would normally be trash, and breathing new life into your old sneakers, used t-shirts, and last season's tote.

    By taking old clothes and re-using, re-cycling, or re-purposing them, we mitigate the amount of virgin material that would otherwise be used to make new products. This partnership with I-Collect creates a closed-loop system that diverts product from the landfill, and becomes a new product.

  • How do I deliver my contributed items?

    How do I deliver my contributed items?

    Place all unwanted clothing in a bag (paper or plastic is okay, we'll recycle it). Walk, skip, jog, or bike to your nearest PUMA store. Say hello to our friendly shop staff and place your goods in the PUMA Bring Back bin.

    When the bin is full, we send it off to our partner I-Collect. They deliver your goods to a regional processing plant for sorting, repurposing and recycling.

  • What items can I contribute?

    What items can I contribute?

    Any clean footwear, apparel, or accessories (think totes, purses, gym bags) that are taking up room in your closet, locker, or under your bed. We'll take that pair of broken heels so you can fill the space with a shiny new pair of PUMAs!

  • What do I get for my contribution?

    What do I get for my contribution?

    Feeling really, really good about yourself. You're contributing to a healthier environment by properly disposing of your footwear, apparel, and accessories.

  • What happens to the products after collection?

    What happens to the products after collection?

    Used or unwanted items are sorted and graded by I:CO according to over 400 criteria. Almost every item gets a new life, whether it is re-worn, up-cycled for industrial use, or recycled and turned into raw materials to produce new products. Approximately 2% of products, those that are too soiled for recycling or reuse, are incinerated. This means less waste goes into the landfill and more products get a happy second life.