In collaboration with Parley for the Oceans, the German-based shoe company has been engineering parts for an entirely sustainable shoe.
Recently, in accordance with the climate change conference in Paris, they released a 3D-printed, shoe midsole, made entirely from recycled ocean trash.
Earlier this year, the team had engineered the upper portion of the shoe made of ocean waste.
They are now one step closer to a shoe made entirely of recycled material.
Eric Liedtke, Adidas group executive board member said industries shouldn't wait for legislation to begin making sustainable changes.
“World leaders forging an agreement is wonderful, but we shouldn't need to be told to do the right thing. The industry can’t afford to wait for directions any longer,” Eric Liedtke said in a press release.
The company, on a whole, is also taking steps to become more environmentally sustainable.
It will quit using plastic bags in all of its stores by the end of December.
Plus, it will ban the use of plastic microbeads in all of its body care products by the end of the year.
The shoes aren't going to be made available for purchase but were designed and made in an effort to show the industry what is possible.
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