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03.08.2022

JAKO Recycling Truck: The next step towards a true circular economy

Together with our partner clubs, we collected discarded sportswear to make new items.
JAKO Recycling Truck: The next step towards a true circular economy
The next step towards a true circular economy: JAKO collects discarded sportswear that can be used to produce new textiles. In a road tour through Germany and Switzerland, our JAKO Recycling Truck collected discarded sportswear from our partner clubs at various locations. In the next step, the Krefeld-based start-up "Level8 GmbH" produces new yarn from the collected sportswear, which in turn can be used for new JAKO articles.

Road tour to our JAKO clubs
After the start at the JAKO Teamcenter, we went to the JAKO clubs. There, not only the clubs had the opportunity to hand in sorted sports articles. The respective fans were also called upon to do so. In return, they received a small thank-you gift. The E-Truck made a stop at the following locations:
- JAKO Teamcenter Hollenbach
- Würzburg Kickers
- Bayer 04 Leverkusen
- VfB Stuttgart
- FC St. Gallen

500 kilograms of sportswear collected
A total weight of almost 500 kilograms of sorted sportswear was collected during the campaign. This will be made available to the start-up "Level8 GmbH" from Krefeld. There, the textiles are sorted and at the end of a recycling process made into new yarn. This in turn can be used for new JAKO articles.

Nadine Sprügel, CEO of JAKO, explains: "It is very important to us to further develop the circular economy in textile production in order to become more sustainable step by step. With the start-up "Level8" from Krefeld, we have found a partner who, thanks to innovative technology, is driving this issue forward together with us. This way, we can be a pioneer in the field of team sports equipment and offer clubs more and more sustainable products."

Under the motto "Our Team for a better World", JAKO had only set an example in terms of sustainability in March together with 9 professional clubs. The clubs' special jerseys were already made of recycled textiles.