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2019 Interactive Sustainability Report

Recycled plastic

Recycled plastic for the Ak Barsa hockey club

The TATNEFT company, together with the Ak Bars Kazan hockey club, is implementing a project on the use of recycled plastic.

Recycled plastic is used to make athletic uniforms. Ak Bars - the first in the Kontinental Hockey League will play in a uniform made of recycled plastic (plastic bottles).

“Ak Bars was the first in Russian hockey to start using recycled materials. We hope this will become a good trend for our sport, and together we will be able to positively influence the state of the environment and instill a respectful attitude towards it. Ecology has always been and remains a priority area of TATNEFT, the Company pays special attention to the conservation and restoration of nature.

The ability to use recycled materials in our work is an important step in our work to reduce our carbon footprint."

Nail Maganov  
General Director of PJSC TATNEFT 

Earlier, TATNEFT introduced a separate waste collection system at the home stadium of the Ak Bars HC - Tatneft Arena. The process of recycling a PET bottle into a hockey uniform takes place in 6 stages: separation of containers by color, cleaning, crushing of plastic into granules, remelting, stretching of threads and fabrication. Each sweater contains the exact number of bottles required to create it - from 36 to 46. The sets are not inferior in their characteristics to traditional form sets. All application on the form is made by sublimation printing. The absence of patches and additional elements allows the sweater to be recycled again without additional manipulations. 

По выходным команда будет выступать в альтернативной форме из переработанного пластика у себя дома.