Last week Manchester United released their third kit for the 18/19 season, which is made from recycled ocean plastic. The kit is the latest release from the Adidas x Parley collaboration and the global movement is dedicated to ending major threats to our oceans with creative and multidisciplinary approaches to environmentalism.
The kit pays homage to the kit worn by Sir Matt Busby’s men who won United’s first European Cup in 1968 at Wembley. The Red Devils will wear the kit for the first time during the summer pre-season tour of the USA.
United director, Richard Arnold, said: “It's great to be able to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the club's first European Cup win. This jersey represents an important moment for our club. Adidas continues to demonstrate how forward-thinking they are with its strategic partnership with Parley. We are all acutely aware of the threat of plastic to the environment and we are delighted to be able to raise further awareness with this recycled kit, which I am sure the fans will love.”
The Premier League along with Sky have also launched the #PassOnPlastic initiative. Part of the campaign is to go single-use plastic free by 2020. More here.