Last year, Adidas sold one million shoes made from ocean plastic | GBRI

German sportswear giant Adidas announced that it sold one million pairs of shoes made from ocean plastic last year. The company had introduced three versions of the UltraBoost shoe–made from recycled marine plastic–in 2017.

Each pair uses an average of 11 plastic bottles and incorporates recycled plastic into the laces, heel webbing, heel lining and sock liner covers. In 2016, the company pledged to phase out plastic bags in its 2,900 retail stores around the world, saving 70 million plastic shopping bags by switching to paper bags in its stores.

In another step towards sustainability, the company has plans to produce all of its products, right from footwear to clothes, from recycled ocean plastic by 2024.

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