As we all know, plastic is by far the most insoluble material ever. Should they get dissolved, harmful fumes and toxic substances will definitely leak out from plastic. Just try to image those plastic nets being thrown out in the ocean, inconsiderate isn’t it. We might end up seeing them on our next big fish meal. How gross it is to see a plastic net inside your fish!
This is the main reason why the shoe giant Adidas made a prototype of a new sneaker woven entirely from ocean trash. The said shoe was made from illegal gill nets dredged up from the ocean. Aside from being Eco-friendly, the shoe is stunningly beautiful!
According to Cyrill Gutsch, which is the founder of Parley for the Oceans, “It’s a fishing net that was spanning the bottom of the sea like a wall and killing pretty much every fish passing by”.
Parley is a non-profit company fully supported by Adidas and it aims to develop new strategies for fighting ocean waste.
How did Adidas made this shoe? The company utilize the same innovative technology they used to create Primeknit shoes.
“We use what we need for the shoe and waste nothing”, says Eric Liedtke, Executive Board Member of Adidas Global Brands.
This Adidas Recycled Shoes is said to launch this year and the company sees no shortage when it comes to sourcing of materials. Geez, just imagine there are tons of plastic trash in the ocean!
Although this program helps minimize plastic trash in the ocean, it aims not just to recycle plastic shoes but to help avoid plastic waste in the first place.
And for Adidas supporters out there, we might see this newest concept not just in shoes but to t-shirts, shorts and bags as well.
What a great innovative idea from Adidas and Parley! With this Adidas Recycled Shoes, not only you’ll get to enjoy the functional beauty of this footwear but supporting it will also help save the environment. We just hope that people will be more responsible when it comes to using plastics especially in the ocean. Tag your friends with this post and get them in the loop!