Sea plastic gets a new life as trainers

Sportswear firm Adidas is helping cut ocean plastic waste by creating a new range of sports shoes that uses marine plastic debris recycled to make the fabric of the trainers and cutting new plastic from all stages of manufacture.

Launched in France at the end of May, the company’s new Ultraboost, Ultraboost X and Ultraboost Uncaged trainers reuse the equivalent of on average 11 plastic bottles per pair.

Adidas is working with pressure group Parley for the Oceans to ‘reinvent the plastic economy’ and the trainers feature laces, heel webbing, heel lining, and sock liner covers ...

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