Congratulations to this year's winners! These brands, retailers and textile partners help keep billions of plastic bottles out of our waste stream—by using REPREVE recycled performance fiber. REPREVE helps all of us protect our land, oceans, air and natural resources—keeping bottles out of landfills and ocean-bound waste streams, cutting greenhouse gas emissions, reducing petroleum use, and conserving water and other precious natural materials.
Are you a champion of sustainability? Let's all support these brands who are leading the way. For the good of tomorrow.
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How Much Is A Billion?
This year, three winners made our Billion Bottle Circle. That means they have each used enough REPREVE to recycle one billion or more bottles. Yes, that's a lot of bottles. Enough to go around the planet five times, if you laid them end to end. Although we'd rather put them right in the recycling bin, wouldn't you? Congratulations to our Billion Bottle Circle winners. Let's keep it up!
Brand and Retailer Winners 10 Million to 1+ Billion Bottles Recycled
Textile Partner Winners 50 to 200+ Million Bottles Recycled
Special Category Winners
Partners in Innovation Award
For using REPREVE in a way that's unique to the market.
Circular Economy Award
For best-in-class closed loop, eliminating waste throughout a product life cycle.
For making a strong start in using REPREVE in the past year.
For integrating REPREVE extensively into product lines from the start.
New! Leading the Change Award
For being an advocate for sustainability while using REPREVE.
“In 2018, we celebrate recycling 14 billion bottles with our partners. In four years, we'll celebrate 30 billion.” – Kevin Hall, CEO, Unifi, Inc.
“We practice sustainability for the good of tomorrow. When our Champions of Sustainability win, the planet wins.” – Helen Sahi, VP, Unifi Global Sustainability
Our Commitment Keeps Growing
Every Champion of Sustainability is a partner that shows its commitment by walking the talk. In our second year, we added 18 new winners, proof that the textile industry's commitment to sustainability keeps growing. Even the trophy is sustainable, made with recycled glass and aluminum and repurposed wood. The trophies are handmade by the Olio, a local social enterprise that empowers teens and young adults through entrepreneurship, glassblowing, art and sustainable solutions.
Since 2007, REPREVE has transformed more than 14 billion recycled plastic bottles into recycled fibers. Your recycling makes good things happen!