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Old football boots in the back of the cupboard? Get them back out on the pitch!

The Utilita ‘Football, Rebooted’ is a national environmental campaign that has been created to save at least one million pairs of football boots from landfill, by getting them onto the feet of players right across the UK.

In safe hands.

The innovative campaign has been co-created by former international football star David James MBE, grassroots football communities, and Utilita Energy – the UK’s only energy company created to help households use less energy, to save the planet – and our pockets.

David James MBE

Environmental damage. Every pair of boots counts.

Every time a pair of football boots or trainers is made, around 30 lbs of carbon is generated, having a detrimental impact on the environment.

Football, Rebooted aims to rehome one million pairs of ‘pre-played’ football boots and AstroTurf trainers, saving families a fortune, as well as 136,000 tonnes of carbon – the same as taking 7,000 cars off the road for a year or turning the energy off in one million medium-sized houses for a week.*

How it works


Anyone with a spare pair of football boots (or astro turf boots) can request an environmentally friendly freepost ‘boot bag’.


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Football Rebooted will then redistribute the boots to grassroots clubs across the United Kingdom at their dedicated claim stations.

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