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EcoErek recycles denim and shoes for good cause

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

A local 12-year old is using your unwanted clothing to change the world.

Erek "EcoErek" Hansen launched his annual campaign to keep unwanted denim and footwear out of landfills.

Erek recycles the clothes into materials used to manufacture playground mulch and tennis courts in communities hit by natural disasters.

"I just keep working hard. It takes a lot of hard work to do something like this. And with hard work, you can get a lot of things done," said Erek.

You can help Erek out by taking your unwanted denim and shoes to any of the area drop boxes.

The boxes are open during normal retail hours.

For more information including the drop box locations: www.ecoerek.org

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