Dow promised to turn sneakers into playground surfaces, then dumped them in Indonesia

Corporate “recycling” programs are just obfuscated landfills.

Cory Doctorow

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A woman kneeling to tie her running shoe. She stands on a background of plastic waste. In the top right corner is the logo for Dow chemicals. Below it is the Dow slogan, ‘Others see an old shoe. We see the future.’

Next Thu (Mar 2) I’ll be in Brussels for Antitrust, Regulation and the Political Economy, along with a who’s-who of European and US trustbusters. It’s livestreamed, and both in-person and virtual attendance are free. On

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