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Defeat the plastic world. How sports companies care about the environment

Plastic takes about 200 years to decompose. According to environmentalists, billions of tons of plastic waste have accumulated on Earth. Scientists are anxiously calculating how many years this garbage will fill the planet if it is not actively recycled. Sports companies and clubs are increasingly paying attention to environmental issues. We have collected the most striking examples of how environmental care manifests itself in sports.

Spartak and Zenit's uniform made of recycled plastic

Zenit and Spartak almost simultaneously presented their uniform for the new season. Both Russian clubs have their uniforms made from recycled plastic. Nike, which traditionally dresses Spartak and St. Petersburg residents, was the designer of the new kits for Russian clubs. How does Nike sew plastic uniforms? First, plastic bottles are collected, sorted and washed. Then they are crushed and melted into thin plastic threads, from which the shape is then sewn. It takes about 16 bottles to create one set. According to the manufacturer, the quality of the material is not inferior to ordinary polyester.

Defeat the plastic world. How sports companies care about the environment

Spartak home kit for the 2019/2020 season

Photo: store.spartak.com

Forest Green is the greenest club in the world

The Forest Green Sports Club is considered the most environmentally friendly in the world. The players here are prescribed a vegetarian diet, and all the equipment in the stadium is powered exclusively by solar energy. The club also collects rainwater to use for irrigation. Dale Vince, the president of the club, is an ardent fighter for the environment, he teaches his players to this. The club will start the new season in a uniform made of plastic and bamboo. The color of the uniform is black-green and the design resembles that of a zebra. Such a reference demonstrates the club's unity with the wildlife.

adidas running shoes and jersey made from ocean debris

Back in 2015, adidas introduced a sneaker made entirely of fishing nets and coastal debris. According to environmentalists, 80% of the tons of garbage in the world's oceans are plastic. The company has sold over 1 billion pairs of recycled sneakers to date. Over the next six years, Adidas plans to make the main material for its garments - plastic, which would otherwise remain in the ocean for many years.

In 2018, Adidas, along with several football clubs that play in uniform companies have released a jersey made of recycled plastic. Parley for the Oceans and the sports brand have teamed up to design 23 teams to celebrate Earth Day.

Football field made of plastic cups in Sochi

Russia in the wake of the 2018 FIFA World Cup did not stay away from the eco-trend The plastic cups that remained after the 2018 World Cup were recycled. They made an artificial football field in Sochi near the Fisht stadium. More than 50 thousand cups were used for the sports facility. They were processed into special threads, which became the main covering.

Defeat the plastic world. How sports companies care about the environment

Football field made of plastic cups in Sochi

Photo: BUD press materials

Energy efficient Minnesota Vikings

Team Minnesota Vikings Stadium is a super green space US Bank Stadium is fully powered by eco-friendly technologies Glass roof allows plenty of daylight and prevents the accumulation of snow and rainwater. ion is designed in such a way that it allows you to maintain a comfortable temperature regime throughout the year.

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