Published: 18.03.24

Recycle Your Boots!

Tecnica and Südtirol Gardenissima, via the Recycle Your Boots programme, give used ski boots a second lease of life.

Join in!

The Recycle Your Boots station will be active for all participants of the Südtirol Gardenissima on Friday, 22 March 2024 from 15:00 to 19:00 during the distribution of bibs and race packs at the Casa di Cultura di Selva Val Gardena.

Introduced in 2021, the Recycle Your Boots programme is a circular economy scheme by Tecnica, ski boots brand and leader in terms of performance and now also sustainability.

Plastic waste is a huge problem for planet Earth. The world's largest build-up of plastic waste is literally the size of a seventh continent. In the best case scenario, when an old pair of ski boots reach the end of their life cycle they end up in a landfill or are burnt in an incinerator. In 2021, Tecnica, a world leader in ski boots, launched Recycle Your Boots, a circular economy project supported by the European Commission’s Life programme, aiming to contribute to protecting the planet by converting old, used boots into second-generation material, with a saving in energy resources and a reduction in CO2 emissions.

Boots collected during Südtirol Gardenissima will be converted into plastic granules and aluminium pieces ready to be melted down and reused in industrial production. Part of the plastic and metals are used to make Tecnica boots, Blizzard skis and other Tecnica Group products, while the non-separable parts of the boots are to be converted into the padding for Liski protection mats. 

Pick up your bib and turn in your old, forgotten ski boots. Give them a second life! 

For further details on the Recycle Your Boots programme go to


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