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Does Adidas make shoes by using marine waste plastic?

I think this is great approach toward the decrease of ocean pollution like waste plastic. Do you know? There is more plastic in the sea than fishes, which is very dangerous for sea creatures as well as for nature. A study found that 90% of marine animals and birds consume their food with waste plastic and some eat only plastics. This is very worrying and in 2015 Adidas did an important agreement and partnered to reduce it with the environmental organization Parley for the Oceans. Adidas call it ocean plastic. Their goal was to work out the pollution of the sea and make shoes and sportswear from waste plastic. Due to their constant research they progressed a lot. And in 2019, Adidas made 11 million pairs by recycled marine plastic. This production is just doubled in comparison to year 2018. These two companies have prevented more than 2800 tons of plastic from entering the ocean.

How are these shoes made?

It all started from the beach where Parley and his partners pick up plastic garbage from the coastal areas. This company splits and separates the plastic bottle because the plastic bottle contains polyethylene terephthalate, or PET. These bottles are sent to the Adidas processing plant. The processing plant crushes, washes, and dehydrates the waste, leaving nothing but small plastic flakes. The flakes are heated, dried, and cooled, then cut into small resin pellets. Adidas uses Ocean polyester to form the upper parts of shoes and clothing like jerseys. Parley Collection shoes are made up of at least 75% marine waste plastic. And they still meet the same performance and comfort standards of Adidas’ other shoes. But Adidas also developed 100% recyclable shoes and they know as futurecraft loop. These shoes can be remade because it can be return and broken down to make brand new pairs of shoes. These shoes are also available now. This is done with the help of parley. This is a great step towards a golden future. Recycled polyester uses less water and fewer chemicals and helps prevent plastic pollution.

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