Miami Hurricanes set to Wear Uniform Made from Recycled Ocean Garbage

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Aiming to promote eco-awareness, the Miami Hurricanes is set to don uniforms and cleats made from recycled marine waste in their season debut against LSU. The University of Miami made the announcement last Monday in a partnership with Parley for the Oceans, a not for profit organization.

Starting September when the Hurricanes head against the LSU, one team will be wearing specially made uniforms whose materials come from recycled plastic waste.

Considered “the first ever football uniforms featuring repurposed and upcycled materials,” the uniforms are meant to create awareness about marine pollution. The jerseys will also be auctioned off to raise funds from the University of Miami’s school of marine and atmospheric sciences.

Miami’s traditional jerseys are orange in color, but the new alternative uniform will have additional accents dedicated to promoting awareness against ocean pollution.

“The accents are an ode to the cause to end plastic pollution of the oceans,” part of the press released on Monday said.

The jerseys will also have subliminal tonal palm trees to pay homage to the South Floridian landscapes, the press release added.

More than 70% of the jerseys are made from nylon waste found in the ocean. Part of the team’s cleats will also be made from similar materials