How Adidas Turns Plastic Bottles Into Shoes

How Adidas Turns Plastic Bottles Into Shoes

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In 2015 Adidas partnered with Parley for the Oceans to turn marine pollution like plastic bottles into shoes and sportswear. Like its Ultraboost and Alphaboost shoes, the two companies have prevented over 2,800 tons of plastic from reaching the ocean. And in 2019 Adidas expects to make 11 million pairs of shoes with recycled marine waste. But how are these shoes made?
Plastic bottles that contain PET are broken down into plastic flakes then cut into small resin pellets. These pellets are melted to create a filament, which is spun into what Adidas calls Ocean Plastic, a replacement for virgin polyester. Each item in the Parley collection is made of at least 75% recycled plastic. Adidas is also developing a 100% recyclable shoe called Futurecraft Loop, which is expected to be available in 2021.

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How Adidas Turns Plastic Bottles Into Shoes

41 Comments

  1. You know I live in Florida and there is a very small amount of trash on the beach and waterways, the majority of people don’t litter, idk where they’re getting all of these statistics from….

  2. Who plastic cares ? party is going around the work some people don’t get ticket inside enjoying like the can !

  3. so we were supposed to be fucked but adidas is saving us? lol. what about the boxes for those shoes? and the papers to wrap those shoes? how many trees do they have to take down for 400m shoes? I guess destroying the forest is fine as long as we are saving on plastic? they teamed up with parley for pr purposes to increase brand awareness and pretend that they are eco friendly… guess it’s better than nothing lol

  4. We must protect our environment nature for our selfes. We must do cycling ,walking without transport and plant trees beside roads and must through mango seeds or seeds(which we through for waste)that are capable of grow like neem fruit-seed plz help #plz help ouselves # and also we must not be slave of robots or fully dependent on robots # robots #

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