Recycling used to be thought of as a way to reuse materials in basic ways and keep resources out of landfills. Today, there are some surprising things made from recycled materials!

Incredible individuals and companies have found a way to take ordinary items that usually end up in the garbage and develop them into new products for our use. Read on to discover some awesome things made from recycled materials.

1. Shoes from the Ocean

things made from recycled materials

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The new Terrex Climacool Parley Boat Shoe was developed through a partnership of Adidas and the Parley Ocean Plastic Program. Parley removes plastic from our nation’s seashores and turn it into yarn, fabric, polymers, and raw materials. This new shoe is made from about 11 plastic bottles’ worth of recycled plastic.