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Adidas To Produce 11 Million Pairs of Shoes Using Recycled Ocean Plastic

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Adidas To Produce 11 Million Pairs of Shoes Using Recycled Ocean Plastic

In a bid to help the planet, German Sportswear Company, Adidas is putting its step forward to produce 11 million pairs of shoes containing recycled ocean plastic in the year 2019. Adidas has teamed up with the company Parley, a company that intercepts plastic from beaches before it reaches the oceans.

This plastic is then upcycled and made into a yarn which is their key component of the upper material of Adidas footwear and running shoes which are everyone’s favourite nowadays.

Did you know that in the year 2018, Adidas has created more than 5 million pairs of shoes from recycled plastic waste collected from the oceans which are of no use to common peoples like us? The footwear company has created the shoes by using recycled material by collaborating with the same company we told you before that is, Parley for the oceans.

In the year 2017, the company has produced one million pairs of shoes.

Now they are planning for something big as they are now trying to take this step altogether on a bigger level by taking the shoe count to 11 million in 2019 itself. Isn’t that amazing?

Besides creating shoes and footwear, the company also creates apparel by making use of recycled material from the oceans.

Eric Liedtke, Adidas Executive Board member responsible for Global Brands, in this regard has said that “With Adidas products made from recycled plastic, we offer our consumers real added value beyond the look, functionality, and quality of the product, because every shoe is a small contribution to the preservation of our oceans,”.

Now have a look at what Gil Steyaert, Executive Board member responsible for Global Operations at Adidas has commented on the step taken by the company, “Sustainability at Adidas goes far beyond recycled plastic. We also continue to improve our environmental performance during the manufacturing of our products.

Adidas To Produce 11 Million Pairs of Shoes Using Recycled Ocean Plastic

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This includes the use of sustainable materials, the reduction of CO2 emissions and waste prevention. In 2018 alone, we saved more than 40 tons of plastic waste in our offices, retail stores, warehouses, and distribution centers worldwide and replaced it with more sustainable solutions.”

Taking this step forward to save the planet from harmful gases and emissions, Adidas has also signed the Climate Protection Charter for the Fashion Industry at the where they have agreed to reduce these toxic greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by the end of the year 2030.

Apart from using recycled plastic from the oceans for creating shoes, Adidas is also committed to foster its green credentials in other ways as well by making use of only recycled polyester in each and every product which will continue till 2024. You will be shocked to know that Adidas has not used plastic bags in its stores since the year 2016. It’s truly commendable.

Adidas To Produce 11 Million Pairs of Shoes Using Recycled Ocean Plastic

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After reading this, you will be amazed that how the company is putting its best foot forward to save this planet from harmful gases and pollution by not using plastic and only recycled waste and material for its customers to please them.

A writer can take you back to the old, build new and take you places with this motto and passion I started a journey of Gudstory. I tried to communicate my thoughts and happenings around the world to you. Being business owner by profession and writer by passion.

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8 Food That Diabetics People Should Avoid Eating

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This is very essential that we take care of our health, as a healthy body leads to a happy life. But, it becomes even more necessary to take care of our health when we are suffering from some condition or disease. One such condition is diabetes. Diabetics need to take care of their health and it becomes very essential for them to watch their diet. They are often advised about what to eat and what not to eat. So, to help all the diabetics out there we have come up with this post that tells what all they should avoid eating.

Check the list below to know what to avoid if you are a diabetic:

1. Fried food

Fried food

These are unhealthy for each one of us, but diabetics should be extra cautious about having a bite. Those with type 2 diabetes should stay far away from this.

2. Fatty food

Fatty food

Anything that has a high value of fat, should be avoided by diabetics. Be it full-fat dairy, like cream, butter or cream cheese all these things are high on bad cholesterol and may increase the risk of heart disease.

3. Pastries

Pastries

Let us not forget to warn against these dangerous food items for a diabetic. They are not just sugary but high in fat, too.

4. Fatty meats

Fatty meats

Fatty meat cuts are equally bad, just because of excessive animal fat.

5. Dry fruits

Dry fruits

The sole reason to avoid dried fruit is that they are high on concentrated sugar.

6. Alcohol

Alcohol

Alcohol is not really advisable for diabetics since it interferes with the blood sugar level.

7. Processed Meat

Processed Meat

Processed meats are usually made of cheap and less healthy meat portions. They are packed with sodium which can lead to a heart attack.

8. Fruits like Banana, peaches, melons

Fruits like Banana, peaches, melons

These foods are high on sugar content and can increase the blood sugar level. So try to avoid these fruits in the future.

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Meet American Artist Chelsea Chavis Who Paints With Her Breasts And Sell Those Paintings for $400

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Well, that’s so interesting! Meet this American woman, Chelsea Chavis who is a fabulous artist. She has turned her breasts into painting tools and sells her creations for up to $400. Chelsea who lives between New Orleans, Louisiana, and Fort Myers, Florida. Not only she uses her breasts to paint, but also she makes use of every body part to earn a living. That’s great though.

The 29-year-old works under the moniker of ‘Heaux’ and create her vibrant works of modern art by applying paint, a non-toxic variety, to her vagina and breasts before using her body to transfer it to the backdrop.

How did she start doing this?

As a woman, she always wanted to put to the best use of her body parts to create something beautiful, humorous or maybe shocking. Well, she finally did it what she wanted. She had a thought and she filmed the whole process in a funny video and put it on Instagram. Shockingly, she had also received six orders for breast paintings and that too by all women!

Her beautiful creations started gaining popularity as she was continuously sharing her paintings online. Chelsea also had received orders from customers in New Orleans, Oregon and Canada. She has canvases available in a variety of sizes and her prices range from $40-$400. Chelsea hopes her ‘boobs end up all over the world’, through her artwork.

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‘I’m open to anything that someone wants or they can order something I already have. Chelsea is conscious of remaining vigilant when it comes to the paint she’s using, and though her paintings haven’t resulted in any skin reactions yet, she admits she’ll ‘have to keep doing research on what the best paint is for sensitive areas in case anything starts to get irritated’.

The artist doesn’t limit herself to painting in private, and as she’s ‘always travelling’ Chelsea has made a habit of taking her supplies with her to friends’ houses.

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I bring all my supplies with me to my friends’ houses (who are all very supportive and think it’s great!) and set up a drop cloth and sit on the floor to do it while spending time with them. I like to make several things at once and sort of seeing what happens.

I have to have a wet and dry towel ready to take the paint off my body after each application. There were some trial and error in figuring out the best way to do this. So far, Chelsea’s creations have been fairly abstract, but she’s definitely open to experimenting more in the future.

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I have been thinking of different foods I could do, like cotton candy, ice cream and cupcakes. I also want to do a series of female and male signs with the head being my breast. I like the idea of planets, cats, & holiday themes. Abstract paintings are my favourite though, and I’d like to use colours that represent different sexual orientations and gender identities.

I’m going to keep experimenting with painting with my body parts and hopefully do entire body prints on large canvases; I’m interested to see what I decide to do myself.

Chelsea advertises her creations online on her official Instagram handle. If you are looking forward to purchasing her beautiful paintings, then you can visit her page and buy it. It would be more interesting if you try making one. What say *wink*?

Chelsea put her paintings on her Instagram page and advertise online, You can visit her Instagram page if you want to purchase breast-painting.

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101-Year-Old Italian Man Becomes The Oldest Person To Recover From Novel Coronavirus

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101-Year-Old Italian Man Recovered From Novel Coronavirus

After going through this story, you will believe in the saying that there’s always hope. Today, we will share a story about an Italian man who is 101-years-old who has survived Spanish Flu during 1918 and World War II and now he has beaten this deadly Coronavirus too. The best thing is that he has become the oldest man to survive this novel virus which is making us happy, as reported by the Italian media.

His name is “Mr. P”, who was admitted to the Rimini hospital-Ospedale Infermi di Rimini seven days ago after testing positive for COVID-19. You’ll be shocked to know that he is not any stranger to these kinds of pandemics; he was born in 1919 while the 1918 flu pandemic was raging his town. The Spanish flu at that time has taken the lives of nearly more than 600,000 Italians except him.

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After he got hospitalized, the medical staff got hopeless since COVID-19 hits many peoples who are above 65 years of age. However, according to Gloria Lisi, Vice-Mayor of Rimini, once the patient started recovering quickly, he became “the story everyone talked about” in the hospital. She said, “Everyone saw hope for the future of all of us in the recovery of a person more than 100 years old.”

Almost every day we get to see so many sad stories from every nook and corner of the country. Now, this is something that stands out and tells everyone not to lose hope at this critical hour. Though this pandemic affects mostly the elderly ones, this man has survived that too.

Every day we see the sad stories from these weeks that mechanically tell about a virus that rages and is especially aggressive on the elderly. But he survived. Mr. P. survived.”

After he got recovered, Mr. P was discharged from the hospital. As Lisi beautifully put, “Mr. P made it. His family brought him home yesterday evening, to teach us that even at 101 years, the future is yet to be written.”

I understand it would be very hard for you to digest such a thing at this moment as everything negative is floating around you. However, Mr. P’s story is undoubtedly something to behold. His case might be a rarity among many, but nonetheless, reminds us to never give in to despair, since humanity has the power to surprise you, even in the bleak and scary reality of a pandemic.

Till then #STAYHOME and #STAYSAFE at this critical hour till everything gets back to normal.

News Source: CNN

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