Adidas Donates Football Field Made of Recycled Water Bottles


Adidas recently built a football field using 1.8 million plastic bottles.

The plastic bottles were collected in areas where the bottles would have ended up polluting the ocean. Those areas include beaches and other communities near bodies of water.

The bottles were cleaned and then turned into infill pellets. Infill pellets is a major component of the football field. The pellet design is particularly important since it cushions players against falls and other potential injury-causing moves made during a football game.

The initiative was aimed at finding a way to demonstrate that the sports industry, particular the active wear arm of that industry, could pursue sustainable and impactful practices.

"We believe that through sport we have the power to change lives, and this field is a demonstration of our taking action on that belief," Cameron Collins, the North America director of football at Adidas, said. "More than a place for these young athletes to play, it's a reminder of our collective responsibility to end plastic waste."

Adidas donated the football field to Miami Edison High School.

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