Find a sustainable alternative to blue plastic pool shoes
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To keep the changing areas and poolside clean, visitors to Edinburgh Leisure swimming pools are provided with and encouraged to wear blue plastic pool shoes. While this does achieve its desired result, it results in a lot of plastic shoes ending up in landfill after a single use. If Edinburgh Leisure can provide a sustainable solution to this, we can seriously reduce the amount of plastic ending up in landfill and significantly decrease Edinburgh Leisure's carbon footprint.
These plastic pool shoes resemble plastic carrier bags in many ways and, like plastic bags, are only designed for one use. We would like to see Edinburgh Leisure either get rid of them completely and encourage people to go barefoot when visiting their pool changing areas or replace them with a reusable, washable, fabric alternative.
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