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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Detroit Lions QBs to wear practice jerseys made from recycled plastic bottles


On Wednesday, the Detroit Lions will host one of eight practices scheduled to be open to the public during this year’s training camp. This one, however, will be the only one held at Ford Field, instead of the Lions’ practice facility in Allen Park.

As fans scan the field to get a glimpse of their favorite players, the quarterbacks surely won’t be hard to spot. Matt Stafford, Dan Orlovsky, Kellen Moore and James Franklin will be wearing green practice jerseys made from 21 recycled plastic bottles, according to ESPN.

Like many professional sports franchises, the Lions are promoting their recycling campaign and have partnered with Repreve (maker of the jersey fabric) to increase the number of recycling bins throughout Ford Field.

Among the items fans in attendance will receive are recycled towels.

Photo: Dave Birkett

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