Juventus reveal new kit made from 100% recycled plastic

Juventus recycled kit

Italian football club Juventus have revealed their new third kit for the 2018-19 season, made entirely from recycled plastic recovered from the ocean.

The reigning Serie A champions teamed up with manufacturer Adidas and environmental group Parley for the Ocean to design the innovative new kit, made from 100% recycled polyester. The design features dark grey fabric with bright yellow logos and trim.

The new design was unveiled to the world on Twitter yesterday, accompanied by the slogan ‘From Threat into Thread’:

 

 

Juventus aren’t the only footballing giants taking action against plastic pollution. Manchester United released a similar recycled kit back in May – also designed by Adidas.

Manchester United recycled kit
Manchester United have also designed a kit made from recycled material. All images: Adidas.

“The new Juve third kit has eco-innovation and longevity at its very heart” said Adidas Designer Francesca Venturini on the club’s official website.

“Through our partnership with Parley for the Oceans we’ve been able to create this beautiful jersey made from Ocean Plastic. The dark grey shade with yellow accents makes it the perfect jersey to be worn either on pitch or on the streets.”

Plastic Pollution

According to UNESCO, over 220 million tons of plastic enter the world’s oceans each year. Much of this plastic is eroded down into micro-particles, which are extremely harmful to marine life.

Plastic waste can also collect into concentrated areas known as gyres. There are currently 5 gyres in the world’s oceans – the biggest, known as ‘the Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ is twice the size of Texas!

Ten of the World’s Greenest Football Stadiums

Green football stadiums

The 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia later this month, so what better time to take a look at some of the most eco-friendly, energy efficient football stadiums in the world.

Stadium owners around the globe have been making big steps to cut the environmental impact of these huge energy-hungry buildings, from covering roofs in solar panels to recovering & recycling rainwater. And it’s not just national stadiums and top-flight clubs that are going green – one non-league English team features on our list, with one of the most eco-friendly football grounds in the world!

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