NHL All-Star Game to use environmentally friendly jerseys

Stephanie Kroll, Managing Editor, Opinions Editor

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Tuesday, Jan. 26 marks the date of the 2019 NHL All-Star game in San Jose, Ca. Everything about this game is similar to all the other years except for the special edition eco-friendly jerseys the players will be wearing called the Adidas ADIZERO Authentic Pro x Parley jerseys.

The company Adidas teamed up with the environmental organization Parley to create jerseys made of upcycled plastic ocean debris.

Parley for the oceans’ goal is to “keep plastic from entering our oceans and transform it into high-performance sportswear. Spinning the problem into a solution. The threat into a thread.”

Not only are the jerseys eco-friendly, but they’re said to be “lighter, cooler and stronger, featuring ADIZERO lightweight cresting and twill numbers, Adidas Clima® technology and Aeroknit detailing.”

Though they are made from many types of recycled materials, the jerseys aren’t very colorful.

For the three-game tournament, the only color options are black and white. The home team will wear black and the away teams will wear white.

The jerseys are available for purchase for $200 at  Adidas.com, NHLShop.com, and on NHL team stores.

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