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Unifi to support sustainability at Wyndham Championship

Aug '19
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Unifi, an innovator in recycled and synthetic yarns, is going to support the 80th annual Wyndham Championship taking place from July 30-Aug 4 at Greensboro's Sedgefield Country Club, NC, as an official recycling partner. The Wyndham Championship and Unifi will be promoting important role recycling and sustainability play in protecting our environment.

Plastic bottles from last year's championship were transported to Unifi's bottle processing centre in Reidsville, NC and transformed into Repreve recycled fibres at its Yadkinville, NC plant, said Unifi in a press release.

"At Unifi, we are committed to helping increase recycling rates and keeping plastic bottles out of landfills and our oceans," said Tom Caudle, president and chief operating officer of Unifi. "Our partnership with the Wyndham Championship demonstrates the importance and impact of recycling, and how the transformation of recycled bottles into new products results in a greener, more sustainable event and helps to protect our local natural resources."

Unifi's Repreve performance fibre is made from recycled materials, including plastic bottles. The Wyndham apparel stores at the tournament will offer a special selection of tournament branded products made by L2 Brands from Repreve recycled fibres. This innovative form of recycling prevents billions of plastic bottles from going into landfills each year. Since the introduction of Repreve, Unifi has transformed more than 16 billion plastic bottles into fibre for Repreve-based products, with the goal of reaching 20 billion by 2020 and 30 billion by 2022. With the participation of tens of thousands of golf fans, an estimated 1.8 tons of plastic bottles were collected, recycled and diverted from landfills after last year's tournament.

Patrons at Wyndham Championship will be encouraged to look for and use the 300 Repreve and Republic Services recycling receptacles that will be conveniently positioned around the course. Repreve's Mobile Tour will be on-site at the first tee, offering patrons the chance to learn how the bottles they recycle are transformed into sustainable performance fibres through this interactive experience. (PC)

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