Starting this year, 100% of Teva’s iconic straps are made using traceable, verifiable recycled plastic using REPREVE® yarn. That's over 9 million plastic bottles kept out of landfills and put to better use strapping sandals to your feet. In addition to their recycled straps, Teva is seeking sustainable alternatives for key materials and using less water and waste in its packaging—and this is just the beginning.
Seeking beauty in new places, from water bottles to plastic pieces.
172 tons of used plastic bottles are cleaned, shredded and turned into little pellets. That's over 344,000 pounds of plastic that won't end up in the ocean, being mistaken for sea turtle food.
Transforming plastic waste into Teva webbing.
The cleaned and prepped pellets are then spun into yarn, and that yarn gets woven into the ultra-strong webbing in Teva's footwear. About 5,000 miles of it actually. That's hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico up to Canada—then back down again.
Webbing makes straps that connect your sandals to you.
Starting in 2020, all the Teva iconic straps are now made from millions of reborn plastic bottles, reducing Teva reliances on virgin plastic.
LESSENING THE FOOTPRINT
In addition to the recycled straps, Teva is seeking sustainable and ethical alternatives for key materials, and offer a range of vegan styles each season. Every piece of leather used is sourced from tanneries certified by Leather Working Group, whose mission is to promote sustainable and appropriate environmental business practices within the leather industry. Teva also supports the Better Cotton Initiative, the largest cotton sustainability program in the world, and have been recognized on the Textile Exchange Leader Board for our use of recycled polyester.
WATER & WASTE
Teva is continuing to reduce its overall water usage and work closely with its supply chain partners to improve its water conservation efforts. Since 2017, Teva has reduced its total weight of packaging used by nearly 4.6 million pounds and has saved 380 million gallons of water.
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