AAPN member Unifi’s Repreve fabric is put to a huge number of amazing uses, and this past weekend – when hundreds of thousands poured into our hometown for Superbowl – Repreve had a starring role, as this great piece in Textile World explains.
Atlanta’s Plastic Waste Takes On New Life As Host Committee Uniforms
ATLANTA — January 31, 2019 — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is working with partners to promote the importance of recycling as fans from across the nation converge on Atlanta for the biggest sporting event of the year. Together with Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Georgia Aquarium and global textile solutions provider Unifi Inc., ATL is supporting a circular economy by collecting plastic bottles to be transformed into REPREVE® recycled fiber for use in athletic and fashion apparel.
This week, the partners are unveiling a special edition GreeningATL uniform for the Atlanta Host Committee. The eco-friendly jackets are made with Repreve, the world’s leading branded recycled fiber made from plastic bottles. Bottles were collected from ATL, Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Georgia Aquarium, then transported to the Unifi recycling facility in North Carolina to create recycled fiber. Each Host Committee jacket uses six plastic bottles, preventing tons of waste from going into landfills and our oceans. Read More