Adidas’ partnership with environmental organization Parley for the Oceans produces sportswear containing plastic waste intercepted at coastal areas. Adidas uses this as a replacement for virgin plastic in all adidas x Parley high-performance sportswear. Recycled polyester uses mainly plastic bottles, packaging or textile waste as its raw material.
At the end of its life, it can be further recycled through either mechanical or chemical processes. “With our products containing recycled plastic, we offer our consumers real added value beyond the look, functionality and quality of the product because we reduce the amount of waste. Seeing success with the consumer was a key factor for our supply chain partners to invest in the technologies needed,” Philipp Meister, Senior Director of Sustainability at Adidas.