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Adidas uses more than 50 percent recycled polyester in its products in 2020

Christian Fernsby ▼ | January 22, 2020
This year adidas reaches a significant milestone on the road to sustainability: In 2020, for the first time, more than half of the polyester used in adidas products will come from recycled plastic waste.
Business an ecology   Adidas
From 2024 onwards, the company is committed to using only recycled polyester.

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In 2020, adidas also plans to produce a record 15 to 20 million pairs of shoes with plastic waste collected from beaches and coastal regions.

Last year, adidas already produced more than eleven million pairs of such shoes.

The use of recycled plastic in products is part of the company's efforts to avoid plastic waste and stop the pollution of the world's oceans.

The increasing use of recycled materials is just one example of adidas' sustainability activities.

The spectrum ranges from using increasingly sustainable materials, waste prevention and new types of take-back programs for used products, to climate protection.

In 2020, adidas will introduce new product categories based on sustainability criteria.