Adidas Says That From 2024 It Will Only Use Recycled Plastics

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Sports apparel company Adidas announced on Monday an ambitious plan to eliminate entirely its use of plastics within six years. Instead, by 2024, Adidas will only use recycled polyester in its shoes and clothing. But industry experts say the price difference could drop as more companies switch to recycled material.

One of the problems companies have with moving to recycled plastics is cost. Ikea is phasing out single use plastic from its stores and restaurants. In particular, products made from recycled plastic will be much easier and faster to dry after washing.

Despite global plastic recycling efforts, less than 15 percent of all plastic is properly recycled.

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In 2015, the manufacturer has shown that the shoes can be made from ocean debris.

The shift would see the world's second largest sportswear brand, which launched the first mass-produced running shoe made from recycled water bottles in 2016, target 5m in sales of recycled footwear this year and 11m in 2019.

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Eric Liedtke, the head of Adidas Global Brand, told Financial Times that while Adidas would reach their goal, it will take time. Currently, about half of all used materials have Adidas on polyester.

The two organisations have been developing new technologies to turn ocean plastic into technical yarns that can be used for performance products - with Adidas a year ago selling 1m pairs of the UltraBoost Uncaged Parley running shoes made out of ocean plastic. Starbucks and The Hilton have both also made moves in this direction, and Fortune reported that The Hyatt, Seaworld, and American Airlines are a sampling of companies who have also joined in on ditching plastic straws.

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