Sep. 06, 2019

11 Recycled Plastic Bottles =1 Piece of Energy Awakening Clothing

At the beginning of September, the comprehensive training category of Anta launched the brand new environmental protection clothing products – “Training with Plastic” Energy Awakening Eco-friendly Series

This series uses recycled plastic bottles as the raw material, and adopts healthy and eco-friendly technology to make recycled polyester fabric. With excellent quality, the products have attracted extensive attention from consumers due to its recycling of “plastic bottles”, which are hard to degrade.

It is understood that on average, 11 waste plastic bottles with a capacity of 550 mL each can produce enough recycled polyester fabric for 1 piece of energy awakening eco-friendly clothing.

In the third quarter of this year, the production of the whole energy awakening series is equivalent to the recycling of 7.7 million plastic bottles, which is a beneficial exploration for the sustainable development of environmental protection.

R&D innovation enables us to overcome technical barriers. The physical and chemical recycling regeneration technology for polyester textile realizes efficient recycling from waste plastic bottles to polyester fibers, and the overall cost is 30% to 50% lower than that of international brands.

After more than a year of research and development and hundreds of experiments, Anta has solved a lot of technical difficulties and become the first domestic sports brand that formulates the enterprise inspection standards for recycled polyester. Meanwhile, based on unique technological innovation, the brand has added traceability elements into the process of recycled polyester spinning, realizing the whole course tracing from yarn, fabric to ready-to-wear to ensure compliance with environmental protection standards and accurate and complete processes.

According to a survey conducted by the United Nations Environment Program, about 8 million tons of plastic wastes are poured into the ocean every year, which cannot be completely degraded after hundreds of years, causing serious damage to the global marine ecosystem. Statistics show that only 9% of the world's waste plastic is recycled. Sorting and recycling is only the first step for human beings to deal with plastic wastes, and the reusing of waste plastics is the key to solve plastic pollution. A preliminary estimate indicates that the 7.7 million plastic bottles recycled by the Energy Awakening Eco-friendly Series weigh about 100 tons, which is equivalent to reducing the annual inflow of plastic wastes by 1/80,000.

According to Ding Shizhong, Chairman and CEO of Anta Spots

Promoting sustainable development is the focus of Anta Group’s work in innovation. It is also our corporate social responsibility to make contributions to environmental protection as much as possible. Energy Awakening Eco-friendly Series is the first environmental protection series launched by Anta; in the future, we will continue to increase investment in research and development and further explore the innovation of environmental protection technology. We are also willing to join hands with all sectors of society to encourage consumers to join us in supporting eco-friendly products and make more efforts for sustainable consumption.

Anta focuses on the research and development of sustainable materials and extensive commercial applications, and constantly increases R&D input. It takes environmental considerations into account as early as in the product design stage, makes great efforts to expand the application of new environment-friendly materials, continuously improves the product design process and technology, and spares no efforts to improve the energy efficiency of products. Currently, Anta has established a number of R&D design centers around the world, including the United States, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and mainland China, and attracted more than 200 design and R&D experts from 21 countries and regions. It strives to achieve professional, functional, practical and environmental protection breakthroughs for sports goods.

In terms of business activities and decision-making, Anta Group has always adhered to the sustainable development. It has been awarded the A+ Rating of Sustainable Development by the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency of China, and is committed to leading the recyclable development of the sporting goods industry in the future.

In the future, Anta Group will continue to give full play to its resources and advantages in the sports industry, join hands with consumers, investors, employees, governments, partners, industry, environmental protection departments, communities and other interested parties to create shared value, and make contribution to global sustainable development.