Recycled Polyester and TPU

Pelletized polyester granulate

Recycled Polyester is polyester that has been manufactured by using previously used polyester items. In the clothing world, recycled polyester clothes are usually created from recycled plastic bottles. On top of reusing materials, energy needed to make recycled polyester is less than what is needed to make virgin polyester. So we save waste and energy, and ultimately by using less energy also reduce our CO2 emissions. PUMA continues to use recycled polyester and is eager to see better, more commercial options developed by our suppliers so we can expand our use of this infinitely recyclable material. 

Recycled Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)

In partnership with BASF, we were able to deliver a more sustainable thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) with significantly increased recycled content. As of 2014 the outsole of over half a million of our football cleats will be made with a 50% post-industrial recycled content TPU that performs as well as traditional options and at the same time realizes clear cost advantages.