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Eco Erek aims to recycle 4,000 pairs of jeans

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Eco Erek's annual campaign to be just a little greener is underway again. 13-year-old Erek Hansen hopes to collect 4,000 pairs of jeans and 4,000 pair of shoes.

Erek explained how he got started, "I was reading a magazine and I saw this ad for collecting blue jeans to turn into insulation and so I collected some on my own and that's how I got started."

Erek's goal is to keep clothes and shoes out of landfills and put them to good use.

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