Sustainable shoe soles are made from plant-based material

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One of the raw materials in shoe soles is EVA, a foam made from petroleum. EVA is non-renewable and polluting which means shoe soles are typically harmful to the environment. Now, shoe company Allbirds have launched its Sugar Zeffer flip flops which have soles made from a new sustainable material. The new technology SweetFoam uses sugarcane, a material that comes from a plant and is renewable. SweetFoam was created in collaboration with Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem. Its carbon negative technology is an environmentally-friendly alternative to EVA foam and Allbirds plans to use it across all products. As well as creating…

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