Skateboard Decks from Fish Nets

April 23, 2014 By: Erin Block

Bureo Skateboards makes cruiser skateboard decks entirely from recycled fishnets gathered from Net Positiva, a collection program supported by the Chilean government, World Wildlife Fund Chile, Marine Conservation Action Fund and an alliance of local fisheries. “To date, we have collected several tons of fishnets, and recycled a small portion into our initial prototype skateboards,” explains Ben Kneppers of Bureo. “For every board purchased, riders keep more than thirty square-feet of fishnet out of our oceans while providing support to Chilean fishing communities.” Find out more via Bureo’s Kickstarter page.