Skateboarders and independent skateboard manufacturers have always been one skate ahead when it comes to the environment and ways to save the planet. And that goes for Bureo too, the California based brand making skateboards from recycled fishing nets.
Many independent skateboard manufacturers are switching to sustainable wood and using recycled, reclaimed products in the development of skateboards.
Bureo on the other hand have chosen an entirely different material at its core. Made from recycled fishing nets, the California-based brand have created skateboards from this unique material in its manufacturing process.
Bureo’s recycling program in Chile, ‘Net Positive’, provides fishing net collection points to keep plastic fishing nets out of the oceans.
Bureo currently produce two skateboards – the Minnow Cruiser Skateboard and the Performance Cruiser Skateboard. Each skateboard prevents more than 30 square feet of harmful plastic fishnets from entering the oceans.
Bureo say: “Preventing harmful materials from entering the ocean, our programs protect wildlife and supporting local fishing communities through financial incentives.
“We are on a mission to find innovative solutions to prevent ocean plastics. Our team shares a passion for surfing and the health of the environment. We are dedicated to making a difference and inspiring others to join us in the movement to protect our oceans.”
Whether you are a skateboarder or considering purchasing a skateboard as a transportation alternative to get you from A to B in your local manor, then check out Bureo.
Skateboards are available online from Bureo
Rosalind Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She is a journalist who writes about sustainable life & style, music, entertainments and wellbeing. Rosalind also works as a spiritual life coach and intuitive advisor helping people to become who they truly are and manifest their heart & soul’s desires into their lives: www.rosalindmedea.com