Nike unveils ‘most sustainable distribution centre’

One of Nike’s distribution centres in Belgium will be powered 100% by renewable sources. The firm, which is part of the RE100 initiative, announced the expansion of its European Logistics Campus which will receive electricity from six wind turbines that will generate enough energy to power 5,000 homes. The site will also be powered by […]

Just do it! Nike commits to 100% green energy

Nike, Starbucks and Johnson & Johnson are among 36 companies that have pledged to source 100% of their electricity from renewables. They have committed to reducing carbon emissions as part of the ‘RE100’ global campaign led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP. The campaign aims to encourage major businesses towards solely using green […]

England’s ‘rubbish’ new football kit unveiled

England’s new all-white home kit and the classic red away kit have been unveiled – and it’s made out of rubbish. Footballers including Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge will take to the pitch in the World Cup this summer wearing strips made out of recycled plastic bottles. There is 100% recycled polyester in […]

US businesses urge strong policy action on climate change

A total of 32 international companies and consumer brands, including L’Oreal, Nestle (pictured), Nike and eBay joined forces yesterday urging the US policy makers to take action on climate change. The firms signed a “climate declaration” in support of climate change policy, suggesting a response to the climate challenge is “one of the greatest American […]

US World Cup shirts made from plastic bottles

When England’s World Cup team took on the USA at the weekend, they were facing a team wearing the most environmentally-friendly kit in the competition. The USA team strip is made by Nike from recycled plastic bottles destined for landfill sites in Japan and Taiwan. Each shirt is made from up to eight bottles and […]

World Cup shirts made from plastic bottles

Nine teams taking part in this summer’s World Cup will be wearing Nike shirts made from recycled plastic bottles. Nike last week unveiled the kit for the United States. The other sides wearing the environmentally-friendly strips are Brazil, Portugal, The Netherlands, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Serbia and Slovenia. The shirts are made from recycled […]