Adidas has announced a new milestone for 2020, as more than 50 percent of the polyester used in its products will come from recycled plastic waste, said the company. This means that the sportswear giant will be on track to meet its goal of using only recycled polyester in all of its products, where possible, from 2024 onwards.
Adidas has transformed 1.8 million plastic bottles into turf for an American football field in Miami, Florida. The German footwear and apparel brand has used pellets of plastic, called infill, to replace the usual grass or plastic-and-rubber combination. This result is said to provide better traction and better cushioning against falls. The bottles were culled from remote islands and beaches.