How Adidas Turns Plastic Bottles Into Shoes

How Adidas Turns Plastic Bottles Into Shoes

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In 2015 Adidas partnered with Parley for the Oceans to turn marine pollution like plastic bottles into shoes and sportswear. Like its Ultraboost and Alphaboost shoes, the two companies have prevented over 2,800 tons of plastic from reaching the ocean. And in 2019 Adidas expects to make 11 million pairs of shoes with recycled marine waste. But how are these shoes made?
Plastic bottles that contain PET are broken down into plastic flakes then cut into small resin pellets. These pellets are melted to create a filament, which is spun into what Adidas calls Ocean Plastic, a replacement for virgin polyester. Each item in the Parley collection is made of at least 75% recycled plastic. Adidas is also developing a 100% recyclable shoe called Futurecraft Loop, which is expected to be available in 2021.

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How Adidas Turns Plastic Bottles Into Shoes

50 Comments

  1. Timmy the Woo on September 6, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Positivity. Very good. We are seeing reports of machinery that collects pollution from waterways and Oceans, as we now see a "Report" as Adidas proudly lends a hand in plastic pollution reduction. LET’s take this Allll the way to the Plastic Manufacturer – what ya say?? Otherwise, we can hear all the Feel-Good stories they can tell us, yet the SOURCE will NEVER go away…



  2. ItZtHaDjM on September 6, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Proud to be an Adidas guy. 👊



  3. William Takor M.A. on September 6, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    There’s no way Adidas paid for this. They’re so ethical, they’ll never.



  4. ThunderWindz on September 6, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    IT IS THE OVERFISHING THAT IS THE PROBLEM… the plastic is like 0,01% …. the overfishing and the ghost nets are like 50% of the entire world problem… start acting at the real things please instead of this PR bullshit. thank you!



  5. Rod1892 on September 6, 2021 at 10:52 pm

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  6. Meguo Yps on September 6, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    If this is pure truth, it’s genius .😍



  7. Orlando Calani on September 6, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Again been clickbated by the thumbnail. You, the people, were supposed to show the process not the causation



  8. Gabby C on September 6, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    well still plastic why not bamboo or BIO GRADABLE PLASTIC !!!!



  9. Suliasi Turagabeci on September 6, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    I honestly don’t know why someone would dislike this video



  10. Rock Fish on September 6, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Id buy A pair of shoes 👞 that sead its recycled on it !
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  11. IBRAHIM ALI FOYEJ on September 6, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Great job 💖



  12. Jo IOANE on September 6, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Adidas ❤
    My brand ❤❤❤



  13. Abdu Turki on September 6, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Does any one think she sounds like pam from the office or is it just me?



  14. FiaDelli King Coffie on September 6, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Congrats to Adidas
    Signed up by fiadelli records



  15. James Harden on September 6, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    People: Your show is trash
    Me: *Shows this video to them*



  16. Sgt. Hollow Point on September 6, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    How do I know if my shoes are made of recycled material 🤔?



  17. Science Only on September 6, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Surely Adidas must know of a Filter that can be used on Washing Machine’s drainage for the microfibers?



  18. Roberto Jimenez on September 6, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    I don’t recommend filling a samsung washing machine like that



  19. Laurene Huse on September 6, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Yeah but what happens when people throw away the shoes?



  20. Gunsol Videos on September 6, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    its just another form unpaid child labor, but this time with an "added benefit" to society, where funny enough the problem is started by society themselves.



  21. Krish Bhandari on September 6, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    u r now cooool



  22. Samuel Nirmal on September 6, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    It’s very Good Work done by Addidas!



  23. Seqos Gasak on September 6, 2021 at 11:13 pm

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  24. javila27 on September 6, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    Now there’s gonna be a bunch of shoes on the ocean. Only if shoe company gives you discount for returning old shoes.



  25. Stackz on September 6, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    “Addedas”



  26. pinkuboto on September 6, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    no wonder why adidas are shit



  27. insert angery emoji on September 6, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    It’s 2021, where’s the recyclable shoe



  28. bingo bongo on September 6, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    cool, but just another posturing point for them to make sales. what they do doesnt actually make a difference at all. and if u think in their board meetings their goal was to maximize saving the earth and not profit youre dead wrong



  29. autogirl53208 on September 6, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    K hope their cost goes down



  30. dinerocochino on September 6, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Genius



  31. Akash Verma on September 6, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    Kudos to Adidas



  32. 高深 on September 6, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    adidas shoes quality is bad



  33. no one on September 6, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    So we pay $100 for a $1 bottle 🧐



  34. Ritz Surve on September 6, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Sells them at a 💣Bombb $$



  35. 高深 on September 6, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    the adidas shoes are of poor quality



  36. Human Health on September 6, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    Now I am a addidas ! of plastic bottles.



  37. The Little Commentator on September 6, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Adidas should charge less then for these material made products. Adidas Shirt so expensive, 1 Adidas Shirt can buy you *at least* 3 normal shirts



  38. AdamTheAlien on September 6, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    Sees trash at beach

    Pulls out camera and start filming

    Posts on YouTube and leaves trash



  39. supersonicwings on September 6, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Thats amazing. I love Addidas



  40. Butterfly Bubbles on September 6, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    Five minute crafts: Write that down!! Write that down!!



  41. mytexas days on September 6, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    Leather lasts years.



  42. Jackyblue67 Same on September 6, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    From now on those are the only brand of shoes I;m gonna start buying .



  43. Savas Mage on September 6, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    No wonder i haven’t been liking the new adidas



  44. Teo Manrico on September 6, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    is the recycled product sold cheaper or at a higher price?



  45. SkyXTrap on September 6, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    I agree and love the idea of using the recycled plastic to make shoes as I am starting my own company thats surrounded entirely around that, but clothes… Washing plastic… Idk.



  46. Carlos Dungog on September 6, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    Now I understand why Kanye liked Kim



  47. Graham B on September 6, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Tech Insider: "How many times can we trigger Germans by not saying the name of their shoe brand properly within a single video?"



  48. TXT LoSer LoVer on September 6, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Wow this is so great



  49. seaandsky on September 6, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    A lot of people talk about how they sell plastic for 200 dollars, cmon what we are paying for the is the tech and process behind turning ur ‘trash’ into ur sportswear



  50. Luis Rivera on September 6, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    They’re still 180$ in the U.S. Progressively speaking they are still unattainable for those who may benefit from these alternatives of shoe wear.