Adidas Wants To Make Shoes And Clothing Using Plastic Garbage From The Ocean

Posted by Mike Confino, April 23, 2015

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In an effort to bolster its commitment to sustainability, Adidas announced on Monday that it would begin developing materials out of plastic ocean waste to ultimately use in its products.

In a press release, the iconic clothing corporation said it’s teaming up with the Parley for the Oceans, a group of artists, scientists, musicians, and designers dedicated to cleaning up the world’s oceans. Together, they plan on developing fibers made from plastic ocean waste that can be used in the manufacturing of clothing and potentially in shoes.

In the short term, Adidas also pledged to phase out plastic bags at its 2,900 stores worldwide.

 

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/04/20/3648820/adidas-marine-plastic-material/