While we may be recycling more than ever, it’s fair to say we should still be doing more to rid the world of plastic waste. Well, adidas has continued its collaboration with environmental initiative Parley for the Oceans by creating a kit for Manchester United FC made from recycled ocean plastic.
To highlight the issue of marine pollution, adidas have unveiled Man Utd’s third kit for 2018/2019 from recycled ocean plastic. The kit makes reference to the 50th anniversary of the club’s first European Cup Final success over Benfica in 1968.
The navy blue shirt takes its colour from the royal blue kit worn by the team’s historic win, and pays homage to the victory with gold detailing on the adidas logo and club crest. It also shows its support for Parley with the words ‘For the Oceans’ printed along the inner neckline.
The Parley project and its ocean plastic program is dedicated to ending plastic pollution in our oceans, with adidas committing to using recycled plastic in all its products by 2024. The long-standing collaboration has already seen the sportswear giant release numerous trainers, including the adidas x Parley UltraBOOST Collection.
The adidas Manchester United FC third kit is available now over at the adidas Website, and will be worn on pitch for the first time during United’s pre-season summer tour in the USA. It’s priced at £49.95.
Another company trying to rid the world of plastic bottles is Skipping Rock Labs with their Ooho!, an edible water bubble which was trialled recently at the London Marathon.