Nike Creates 2010 World Cup Soccer Uniforms Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

Nike Creates 2010 World Cup Soccer Uniforms Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

Nike goes green for this summer’s World Cup Soccer tournament!
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 11:08am


Whether you play soccer on a professional team or as part of an intramural sport, or even if you just watch your kids play the sport, you’ve got to appreciate Nike’s new green initiative for this year’s World Cup. The eco-friendly initiative: uniforms made from discarded plastic bottles!

That’s right all you David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo fans! This year will be the first time ever that World Cup players will be sporting these uniforms, which are all made from discarded plastic bottles found in landfills in Japan and Taiwan.

According to an article in Ecouterre: “Each shirt comprises up to eight recycled plastic bottles, a move that reduces energy consumption by up to 30 percent compared with manufacturing virgin polyester. Besides saving raw materials, Nike also diverted nearly 13 million plastic bottles (or nearly 560,000 pounds of polyester waste) from the landfill - enough to cover more than 29 football pitches.”

Nike is always coming up with new and unique ways to make a green statement, and I totally support this eco-friendly initiative. I can’t wait to see the World Cup players do their thing in these cool uniforms! is dedicated to our users. We focus our attention on changing the world through recycling, waste-to-energy and conservation. We reward our users for their sustainable behaviors on our website, through our Greenopolis Tracking Stations and with curbside recycling programs.