Adidas to only use recycled plastics in its products by 2024

Adidas to only use recycled plastics in its products by 2024
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Adidas plans to use only recycled plastic in its products by 2024.

The company has vowed to eliminate its use of “virgin” plastic in its sportswear, offices, stores, distribution centers and warehouses beginning this year, according to CNN Money.

The company reportedly estimates its new push towards sustainability will save roughly 40 tons of plastic annually.

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The company also reportedly said its spring and summer apparel lines for next year will contain nearly 41 percent recycled polyester.

The move is just one in a long line of actions by businesses and nations worldwide to get away from plastic products. 

The news comes just a week after Starbucks said it will stop using plastic straws at all of its stores worldwide.

Earlier this year, McDonald’s said it would stop using plastic straws at all of its stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a nationwide ban on the products in an effort to eliminate plastic waste by 2042.

And in the United States, Seattle became the first major city to ban plastic straws and utensils in July, following several other smaller cities and businesses nationwide making the same ban.