Adidas Debuts Running Shoe Makes From Recovered Ocean Plastic Bottles

November 18, 2016

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It is a sad reality that billions discarded plastic bottles, bags and containers end up in our waterways, lakes and oceans.  However there are moves by companies and governments to address the problem of adding the slow to degrade bags into the environment.  In the recent election, California voted to ban retailers from providing single-use plastic shopping bags and companies, like Parley Ocean Plastic, that collects ocean waste to be repurposed for apparel.  They've partnered with athletic show maker, Adidas, to create a running show made from plastics recovered from the ocean.  The Adidas UltraBOOST Uncaged Parley that’s made almost entirely from discarded plastic bottles. Each pair uses the equivalent of 11 plastic bottles. Adidas initially made 7000 pairs of the recycled runners, each costing $220, but the company says they will make one million pairs in 2017, saving 11 million plastic bottles from ending up in landfills and oceans.

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