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  • James Chin

From plastic waste to tennis performance wear.

Adidas and Parley for the Oceans, an environmental organization, has teamed up to use the power of sport to tackle the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans. Adidas x Parley unite to raise awareness against plastic waste in our oceans and recycle plastic waste into thread used for shoes and now tennis performance apparel that will be showcased by top tennis players in the 2019 Australian Open.

Watch Alexander Zverev in this short video highlighting the critical problem of too mush plastic waste ending up in our oceans and how adidas x parley are taking steps to be part of the solution.

Adidas x Parley: From threat to thread. What if more companies start using more sustainable manufacturing practices? That's a potent question raised by the video below.

Kudos to Adidas x Parley for taking the fight to protect our oceans from plastic waste, and making a positive difference in the world. We can also make a difference and play a part in protecting our oceans by deciding to take one key step to reduce plastic ocean pollution. Come let’s do this with me:

Reduce your use of single-use plastics in your everyday life.

This means doing your best to NOT USE any plastic:

- bags

- straws

- water bottles

- forks and spoons

- cups

- takeout containers

- dry cleaning garment bags

1. Make the effort to bring along your own carry-bags, particularly for groceries.

2. Bring your own eco-straw, water bottle/cup, especially when buying coffee or fruit juices.

3. Use your own take-out carriers when you take-away food.

You’d be surprised how much of a positive impact you will make if you are consistently refusing to use the above plastic items and instead use your own carry bags, straws and water bottles/cups.

For example, say you do not take 5 plastic bags a week. In a year, you would not have used 260 plastic bags. If 1 million people in Singapore do the same as you, that means 260 million plastic bags not used! Every little bit helps!


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