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What to Know About Nike’s Stance on Tackling Climate Change

19 September 2019

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Odell Beckham Jr.’s home state of Louisiana is among those where football will be most adversely affected by cliate change.

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It includes commitments such as eliminating single-use plastics on Nike’s campuses worldwide and initiating dialogue among the global design community through nikecirculardesign.com. These efforts join with material development programs, which have diverted 6.4 billion plastic bottles from landfills since 2010 (and helped to make beautiful football kits in the process), and renewable-energy-powered logistics centers, a journey that is both marathon and sprint.

Specifically, Move to Zero works to both minimize Nike’s environmental footprint as a business and maximize avenues for positive impact as a brand.

Key Move to Zero Initiatives

1. Nike will power owned-and-operated facilities with 100 percent renewable energy by 2025.

2. Nike will reduce carbon emissions across its global supply chain by 30 percent by 2030, in line with the Paris Agreement of 2015.

3. Nike diverts 99 percent of all footwear manufacturing waste from landfills.

4. Additionally, Nike diverts more than 1 billion plastic bottles per year from landfills to create yarns for new jerseys and uppers for Flyknit shoes.

5. The Reuse-A-Shoe and Nike Grind programs convert waste into new products, playgrounds, running tracks and courts.