Plenty of bottle: Manchester City reveal new home kit for 2014-15… made from recycled plastic

Manchester City have unveiled the home kit that they hope will take them to back-to-back Premier League titles.

Made out of recycled bottles, on average each shirt uses 18 plastic bottles from landfills, each strip has the words ‘We are City’ on the inside of the neck.

City made the Etihad stadium a fortress last season – at one stage averaging almost four goals a game during their purple patch as they clinched a second league trophy in three years – and Manuel Pellegrini’s squad will be hopeful of a similar success rate from August onwards. 

They will be on general release from July 17 though you can pre-order your own shirt here.

Nike, who make the kit, have used almost two billion recycled bottles in the past four years to tie in with City’s community-first outlook. 



Manchester City women’s side captain Steph Houghton responded “OMG that’s fit!” when she saw the kit for the first time and did a little jig for the club’s TV channel when she tried on the new outfit.

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC: Skipper Steph Houghton as happy as Larry in new kit.

Main image courtesy of Paul Currie/Action Images, Steph Houghton image courtesy of, with thanks.

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