Chiefs’ Kelce invests in ZenWTR to reduce plastic in the ocean

by: Kansas City Business Journal



Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has become an investor in a company whose mission is to reduce the amount of plastic in the ocean.

Kelce participated a “roster of athletes and celebrity investors” by putting his money into Los Angeles-based ZenWTRThe company announced in a release.

ZenWTR stores alkaline water in bottles “made from 100% recycled, certified ocean-bound plastic,” according to the release. The company, founded in 2020, aims to “save” 50 million pounds of ocean-bound plastic by 2025, and uses as many as five recycled plastic bottles for every bottle it fills with its product.

After noting the importance of hydration for athletes and calling the ZenWTR his choice, Kelce said in the release “I love that every bottle helps prevent ocean pollution.”

Other athletic investors in ZenWTR include the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron RodgersNFL Hall of Famer Richard Seymoursurfers Kelly Slater and the National Basketball Association Tristan Thompson.

Celebrity investors include actors Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Zoe Saldana and Danny McBride. And if that’s not enough validation or star power, Khloe Kardashian also invested in ZenWTR.

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