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New Maryland Gear Made From Recycled Water Bottles

By Maryland Today Staff

Terp fans attending Friday night’s home football game against Iowa will have the chance to buy Maryland apparel made with post-consumer recycled water bottles.

From 4-8 p.m., representatives from the textile company Unifi, which makes Repreve fiber, will be parked in Lot 1C to show how it shares UMD’s commitment to sustainability. The company, led by University of Maryland College Park Foundation trustee Al Carey ’74, manufactures fiber that goes into T-shirts, jerseys and hats from brands like League-Legacy and Under Armour.

“If you won’t be able to make it to the game, you can also purchase the sustainable gear in our bookstore year-round,” he said. “Thank you for supporting the Terps, and for helping to support Unifi’s mission of working today for the good of tomorrow.”

Licensing this merchandise reinforces the university’s climate goals; the University of Maryland became a charter signatory of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment in 2007. More recently, President Darryll J. Pines announced at his inauguration this spring an initiative to make the campus carbon-neutral by 2025.

The Repreve mobile activation on campus is a collaboration between the offices of Trademarks and Licensing, Sustainability and Strategic Communications, along with Maryland Athletics and the University of Maryland Alumni Association.

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