Recycling is key to diverting valuable resources from going to landfill as waste, and usually provides significant savings of energy and carbon compared to using virgin raw materials. For example, a peer-reviewed life cycle assessment has estimated that recycling polyester (PET) bottles into fibres provides carbon savings of 25-75% compared to virgin raw material production [1].

Because the PUMA Track Jacket is constructed from 98% recycled PET, it will have a lower carbon footprint compared to production from virgin raw materials. Its material homogeneity will also enable future recycling at the end of its life.

1. Shen L, Worrell E, Patel MK, 2010, “Open-loop recycling: A LCA case study of PET bottle-to-fibre recycling”, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Vol 58, pp.34-52