New football kits
If you’re itching to get in world-cup-fever mode, or just fancy showing off your trendy-and-green credentials, then Nike have some extra good news for you; they’ve just launched the new football kits to be worn by nine teams competing in this year’s World Cup in South Africa, including Brasil – and they had a rather large trump card up their sleeve; they’ve managed to make each shirt from up to 8 recycled bottles. When you tot it all up, they’ve saved 13 million plastic bottles from going to waste in Japan and Taiwan, which is enough to cover almost 30 footy pitches!
Then they melted them down and made a yarn which is incorporated in the shirts. Apparently they’re still all hi-tech, dry, comfortable and all that. So everybody’s happy.