Eco Plan mark has been developed to identify products that satisfy certain standards: reduce environmental impact, save energy and resources in manufacturing, reduce wastes by extending product life, recycle products towards the goal of a recycling oriented society and consider packaging as part of the product that should also be simplified and recycled.
New Balance is the only athletic footwear company that maintains U.S. production factories. It also uses 100 percent recycled materials in most shoe boxes and all stuffing and wrapping. New Balance has phased out all PVC and has many vegan options and is known as one of the most socially responsible of the big shoe manufacturers.
In the coming years, if the greening of the Running Industry continues to evolve, the sport's 40 million participants will also be inspired to reduce their carbon footprints.