Textiles, Fashion, Sports and Footwear Waste Management

Adidas sold a million shoes made from Ocean Plastic

Adidas sold 1 million shoes made out of ocean plastic last year. The news is a month old but worthwhile posting again with a bit of delay.

Adidas in partnership with Parley for the Oceans launched 3 new versions of its UltraBoost shoe made of plastic found in the ocean. Each pair of shoes reuses 11 plastic bottles.

How does it work?

  • The bottles are collected from the beaches
  • The bottles are sorted and cleaned
  • The bottles are transported and shipped
  • The bottles are converted into yarn and fabric
  • The shoes are made