Detroit Lions and Matthew Stafford donate jackets made from recycled plastic bottles to kids for Earth Day

DETROIT, April 22, 2015 – In celebration of Earth Day, the Detroit Lions donated 95 REPREVE-based jackets made from recycled plastic bottles to each of the students at the Detroit Lions Academy today. Each REPREVE-based jacket is made from over 30 recycled plastic bottles.

The donation is a result of the 2014 #TurnItGreen recycling effort in which Lions fans recycled nearly 60,000 plastic bottles.

Quarterback Matthew Stafford and mascot “Roary” were onsite to lead the Earth Day assembly educating students on the importance of recycling, the cool things that can be created from recycled plastic bottles and encouraging them to “Make the Smart Throw” by tossing their bottles into recycling bins instead of trash cans.

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