Gear and apparel containing recycled material

We’ve expanded our use of recycled materials in Trek and Bontrager products to lighten our footprint, divert waste from landfills and oceans, and become an even more conscious global citizen.

Each of the products shown here contains recycled materials, and each was made using manufacturing techniques that are friendlier on the planet. Together, they represent a big stride in our overall sustainability goals. The best part? This is only the beginning.

Recycled plastic beads

We’ve partnered with organizations like Bureo and Plastiq, which are focused on converting discarded and potentially ocean-bound plastics into useable material. It’s a multi-stage process that begins with capturing end-of-life plastics and ends with creating plastic pellets that can be injection-molded into products like our Bat Cage and the cores of Bontrager XR Trail Grips.

The process

Our partners capture end-of-life and potentially ocean-bound plastics like discarded fishing nets, ropes, and other rigid plastics. That reclaimed content is cut down and converted into small plastic beads, which can then be heated and injection-molded into products you use every day on your bike.

Recycled textiles

We recycle pre-consumer scrap textiles from the manufacturing and cutting process into material used in Trek shorts. Plus, Trek jerseys contain fabric made from discarded water bottles, which are converted into plastic pellets and woven into yarns.

The process

It all starts with discarded plastic water bottles, which are then converted into plastic pellets, made into yarn, and finally woven into fabric used in Trek jerseys.

Trek jerseys contain material made from recycled water bottles*

RSL Jersey

This premium, lightweight, high-performance jersey contains recycled material made from 12 discarded plastic water bottles.*

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Circuit Jersey

Our most versatile jersey is designed for timeless style and made with material containing 13 recycled water bottles.*

Solstice Jersey

The Solstice Jersey gives a second life to an astounding 28 discarded plastic water bottles.* It’s the perfect choice for casual riders who prioritize comfort.

*Based on an average 16.9 fl. oz. PET water bottle

Recycled rubber

We also reprocess scrap rubber—including early- and late-run tubes and those that fail to meet our testing standard—into recycled rubber, which is mixed with virgin material and accounts for 5–8% of our standard tubes by volume.

Products that contain recycled material

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