Article by Urban Petal
Inspired to effect change and make an impact by ridding the ocean of waste, team Bureo did exactly that. Inspirational innovation worth the supporting. Launched by 3 friends who took the chance to follow their passion and change the world. Their research lead them to discover that the ocean is full of fishing nets, which happen to be quite durable and once processed they can be moulded to create the ultimate cruiser.
“At Bureo, we make skateboards from recycled fishing nets. Our recycling program in Chile, ‘Net Positiva’, provides fishing net collection points to keep plastic fishing nets out of our oceans. Preventing harmful materials from entering the ocean, our programs protect wildlife and supporting local fishing communities through financial incentives.
The net Positiva, recycling program, is definitely the kind of FDI countries should consider supporting, Proving far reaching environmental benefits. This kind of recycling program also creates manual intensive work that can easily be completed by local impoverished communities.
They go on to explain, that once collected, the nets are washed and prepared for a mechanical recycling process. Within this process, they are shredded and fed through a ‘pelletizer’, where they are melted and cut into small recycled pellets. These pellets are then injected into steel molds to form our products.
They are definitely on an infectious mission to find innovative solutions to prevent ocean plastics and their love for surfing and the environment has lead to positively inspirational work by contributing toward the global movement of innovative social and environmental entrepreneurs making an impact.