Football goes green: Munich stars wear recycled jerseys to create environmental awareness

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Football goes green: Munich stars wear recycled jerseys to create environmental awareness

On November 5, 2016, global efforts at ensuring sustainable environmental management practices got a boost from a quite unusual source; German football giant, Bayern Munich.

 

In a move that will certainly increase global awareness on environmental pollution and patronage of recycled products, players of the German giants were spotted donning kits made from recycled plastic garbage collected from the ocean.

 

The plastic wastes which were said to have been was originally collected after being washed ashore the waters at the Maldives, were collected and recycled to produce fiber from which the kits were made. The environmental initiative which is proudly supported and promoted by leading kit manufacturer Adidas, who also are the sponsors of Spanish giants, Real Madrid, have already lined up the Spanish giants to wear a similar kit on November 26.

 

Adidas say the jerseys were made 100 percent from recycled ocean wastes and a unique a opportunity to create awareness for the protection of natural resources such as the oceans.

 

It is our hope at wastesmart.org that soon, all global sport wears produced by Adidas and other major sport wear manufacturers would be kits made plastic wastes.

Kunlere Idowu

Kunlere is an environment and sustainable development strategist with years of active experience in environmental compliance monitoring and enforcement. You may follow him on Twitter via @kunlere_idowu

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