Juventus soccer club has just revealed their new uniform for the 2018-19 season, and it’s made entirely from recycled ocean plastic! The club’s players, among them, newly-signed Cristiano Ronaldo, will sport the dark grey and bright yellow jerseys, and hopefully find the recycled material to be lucky!
These uniforms are the third that Juventus has picked made in collaboration with Parley for the Oceans. The kit is manufactured from 100 percent recycled polyester interlock material, incorporating plastic reclaimed from the oceans. The design was created by Adidas – which recently committed to using only recycled materials for their products going forward.
“The new Juve third kit has eco-innovation and longevity at its very heart,” said Francesca Venturini, Adidas designer who created the uniforms. “The dark grey shade with yellow accents makes it the perfect jersey to be worn either on pitch or on the streets.”
Juventus will not be the only European club to wear kits made from the recovered plastic material – Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich will all also be sporting uniforms made with the help of Parley materials. By opting for reclaimed plastic uniforms, the club is able to raise awareness for the issue of ocean plastics – and having top players, like Ronaldo, promote these jerseys sends a huge message to all of the team’s avid fans.
It’s estimated that around 85 percent of the world’s plastic never gets recycled. Each of us can play a small part in making a change and reduce plastic pollution of our planet. To find out how to help by ditching single-use plastics, check out One Green Planet’s #CrushPlastic campaign.
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