The 2019 Wyndham Golf Championship is underway in North Carolina , at the gorgeous Sedgefield Country Club. And no matter who comes on the winner on the greens on Sunday, the environment is already winning thanks to AAPN member Unifi and their innovative REPREVE thread.
Unifi’s REPREVE performance fiber is made from recycled materials, including plastic bottles. The Wyndham apparel stores at the tournament will offer a special selection of tournament branded products made by L2 Brands from REPREVE recycled fibers.
This innovative form of recycling prevents billions of plastic bottles from going into landfills each year. Since the introduction of REPREVE, Unifi has transformed more than 16 billion plastic bottles into fiber for REPREVE-based products, with the goal of reaching 20 billion by 2020 and 30 billion by 2022. With the participation of tens of thousands of golf fans, an estimated 1.8 tons of plastic bottles were collected, recycled and diverted from landfills after last year’s tournament.
This year, golf fans – and even the golfers – will be encouraged to look for and use the 300 REPREVE and Republic Services recycling receptacles that will be conveniently positioned around the course. REPREVE'S Mobile Tour will be on-site at the first tee, offering Wyndham Championship patrons the chance to learn how the bottles they recycle are transformed into sustainable performance fibers through the interactive experience.