10 Compostable, Biodegradable Gifts That Won't Last Forever

Melissa Breyer
Living / Culture
December 11, 2012

4. Brooks Green Silence Running Shoes

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Green Silence

credit: Brooks Running

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Running shoes are typically built of tenacious materials, but Brooks Green Silence Running Shoes are not.

In fact, the company claims that this shoe's biodegradable components degrade 50 times faster than standard shoes in anaerobic conditions, and will save 29.9 million pounds of landfill waste in roughly 20 to 25 years. (Brooks Green Silence, $59-$90)