As much as a company that produces disposable goods can be, Nike has long been a leader in sustainability.
But now the company has taken an almost unheard of eco-leap.
In Shanghai, Nike has partnered with Taiwanese ecocentric architectural firm Miniwiz Sustainable Development to build a concept store from the ground up with heaps of upcycled garbage. The retail outlet utilizes 5,500 soda cans, 2,000 plastic water bottles and 50,000 old CDs and DVDs.
All of the materials used to build the structure are derived from urban waste and are mechanically assembled—not glued or cemented—so that they can be re-recycled at the end of this Nike store’s days.