Adidas makes school field out of plastic bottles

Posted on 3 February 2020

Adidas has created and donated a football field made out of 1.8 million plastic bottles. The field was donated to Miami Edison High School in Florida and the plastic was collected from oceanic waste in different areas.

James Carney, vice president of global brand strategy for Adidas, spoke to CNN and said that the plastic was sourced from remote islands, beaches, shorelines and coastal communities. The plastic was washed and treated before being transformed into infill, which was used to construct the field.

According to CNN the infill resembles pellets and is critical to the overall function of the field. It essentially affects the safety of the conditions on the field, playability and performance. It also helps the traction of the players and protects them on impact, when sliding, diving or falling.

In a statement, North America director of football at Adidas, said: ‘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. More than a place for these young athletes to play, it’s a reminder of our collective responsibility to end plastic waste.’


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Much love to @adidas 🙏🏼 they’re changing the game here in Miami with this new sustainable field. It’s all about making this game greater and the world even better. Stay ready Edison this turf is gonna be 🤯

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