BEAVERTON, ORE. (March 9, 11:30 a.m. ET) — Nike continues to dress sports teams in plastic — bottles, that is.
The sportswear outfitter's latest uniform design is intended for soccer teams such as USA, France, Brazil and Poland. Each uniform would be manufactured using an average of 13 recycled plastic bottles, according to Nike's website.
The fabric of the shorts will be made with 100 percent recycled polyester, the company said, while shirts will contain at least 96 percent recycled polyester.
This isn't the first time Nike has used recycled bottles in the world of soccer apparel. In 2010, every World Cup team wore jerseys made from recycled polyester. Back then, each uniform was made from an average of eight recycled bottles.
Nike also recently released uniforms for Team USA's basketball squad, featuring an average of 22 recycled plastic bottles per uniform.