Walmart’s New Neon-Trimmed Uniforms Are Made Out Of Recycled Bottles

Walmart’s new employee uniforms have been unveiled and they are made from recycled plastic bottles.  The company will be replacing its signature blue vests launched five years ago with modernized steely gray ones with a splash of color.  The new neon trims with neon blue, green and pink trims and a spark design on the back will help customers identify associates from every angle and denote their position.  Self-checkout attendants will wear a bright yellow vest with a gray trim, with most associates sporting a blue trim and smaller Neighborhood Market stores in green.   Each vest will bear the words “Proud Walmart Associate.”  The change will affect more than 1.5 million employees in 3,500 stores, accounting for 1 percent of all private sector workers.  The new uniforms will be made from Repreve, a fiber made from recycled plastic bottles – hoping to ensure they are more sustainable and durable.  Employees will be given the vests for free but can customize them if they wish with specialized designs or trims for up to $11.

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan