B1 中級 美國腔 47 分類 收藏
開始影片後,點擊或框選字幕可以立即查詢單字
字庫載入中…
回報字幕錯誤
This is what it looks like
when a shoe gets recycled.
Turning this
into that.
But this doesn't usually happen.
Shoes and clothing have a limited life cycle by design,
which usually means they end up in landfills.
In 2017, the US produced over 12 million tons
of clothing and footwear waste.
Only about 13.5% of that was recycled.
Products with short life spans
harm the environment during manufacturing
and produce tons of waste.
But we're starting to see a global push
to develop more sustainable manufacturing.
One company trying to develop new innovations
to fix this old problem is Salomon.
It makes millions of shoes every year.
Normally, shoes are made of many different materials,
like rubber, leather, and plastic,
which makes them difficult to recycle.
Salomon has developed a process that it hopes
will help solve this problem:
turning a used shoe into a new ski-boot shell.
The key to Salomon's new shoe is that
it's made entirely out of one material:
TPU, or thermoplastic polyurethane.
TPU is a type of plastic that is light but durable.
And it can be reshaped when heated,
which means it's well suited for manufacturing.
But how does a shoe turn into a ski boot?
Here's how it works.
First, Salomon creates a running shoe
made entirely out of TPU.
It says this new shoe won't compromise quality
or durability.
Instead of throwing it away,
customers return the shoes to Salomon,
which will then clean the shoe
and grind it down into small particles,
like these.
This used to be a shoe.
Salomon then combines the recycled TPU
with new TPU and creates a ski-boot shell.
It's kind of like a sandcastle.
A bunch of little particles that can be combined
to form something new.
Salomon says it will use 20% to 50% recycled TPU
in each ski boot.
Eventually, Salomon hopes to collect and recycle
the ski-boot shell as well.
But Salomon isn't the only company
creating sustainable footwear.
Adidas' Futurecraft Loop is the company's first
100% recyclable shoe.
It also uses TPU.
Adidas wants customers to return their used shoes
so it can recycle them into a brand-new pair.
Both companies expect these products
to be available in 2021.
Of course, you don't have to wait a year
to start recycling your shoes.
Donating lightly used shoes can benefit someone in need
and reduce waste.
And Salomon isn't stopping with this one shoe.
The company's Play Minded Program is designed
to do three things: protect the outdoors,
create more sustainable products,
and educate its customers on responsible ways
to enjoy the outdoors.
Salomon wants 70% of its waste to be recycled
or reused by 2025.
And the company has pledged to stop
using perfluorinated chemicals by 2023.
PFCs are used in durable water repellent finishes,
which are common in outdoor clothing.
But they can be harmful to both humans and animals.
All these changes bring us a little closer
to a more sustainable future.
提示:點選文章或是影片下面的字幕單字,可以直接快速翻譯喔!

載入中…

How Salomon Turns Used Running Shoes Into Ski Boots

47 分類 收藏
Taka 發佈於 2020 年 2 月 20 日
看更多推薦影片
  1. 1. 單字查詢

    在字幕上選取單字即可即時查詢單字喔!

  2. 2. 單句重複播放

    可重複聽取一句單句,加強聽力!

  3. 3. 使用快速鍵

    使用影片快速鍵,讓學習更有效率!

  4. 4. 關閉語言字幕

    進階版練習可關閉字幕純聽英文哦!

  5. 5. 內嵌播放器

    可以將英文字幕學習播放器內嵌到部落格等地方喔

  6. 6. 展開播放器

    可隱藏右方全文及字典欄位,觀看影片更舒適!

  1. 英文聽力測驗

    挑戰字幕英文聽力測驗!

  1. 點擊展開筆記本讓你看的更舒服

  1. UrbanDictionary 俚語字典整合查詢。一般字典查詢不到你滿意的解譯,不妨使用「俚語字典」,或許會讓你有滿意的答案喔