Adidas is stepping up the game in the shoe industry by upcycling plastic in the ocean. They are turning this plastic into yarn that in 2018, they were able to create over 5 million pairs of shoes with. Their goal in 2019 has increased to 11 million pairs due to an incredible consumer demand.

Adidas hasn’t stopped there. They are the first to use recycled plastic to make football jerseys that the 2018 University of Miami Hurricanes wore. The yarn used for their jerseys came from fishing nets and other plastic pollutants in the ocean.

As the temperature gets warmer and one of my favorite holidays nears (more on Earth Day here), it’s even easier to get outside and do well for the environment. Whether you are individually doing something (trying zero-waste or simply picking up trash on your walk during lunch) or setting goals for your company to be environmentally sustainable, thinkspace would like to hear about it! Let’s celebrate all we do for the earth and share it so others can be inspired. It’s easy to forget that a lot of little small things add up to make a big difference.

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