World’s First Skateboard Made From Recycled Fishing Net

 
Gracing sidewalks and streets since the 1940’s, skateboards have enjoyed peaks and valleys in popularity. Yet one thing has remained steady throughout – skateboards are simple, sustainable transportation. No gas or oil required. Just kick, push and ride.
Bureo you say?
Bureo Minnow Crusier
The Bureo Minnow Complete Cruiser Skateboard, available at the Earth911 store.
There has always been a synergy between surfing and skating, and 'Bureo' means 'waves' in native Chilean (Mapuche). Created out of a shared passion for simplicity and sustainability, Bureo Skateboards have truly reimagined synergy and sustainability with the Bureo Minnow Skateboard, available at the Earth911 store.  You see, the Bureo Minnow Skateboard (aptly named if I do say so myself) is made from recycled fishing nets.  
'The Bureo team was formed by three friends [Ben Kneppers, David Stover and Kevin Ahearn] focused on finding solutions for the growing issue of plastic pollution in our oceans and initiating social change. With lifelong passions for surfing and the environment, the team aims to continue the fight against ocean plastics and inspire others to find solutions through sustainable product design.'
Bureo Minnow Complete Cruiser Skateboard
The Bureo Minnow Complete Cruiser Skateboard, available at the Earth911 store.
Each board made from Bureo's signature recycled fishing net formula, featuring a custom fish design and gripping scale pattern.  Other gnarly features include;
  • 25" Minnow deck
  • 63mm 78a custom Satori Eco-Cruiser wheels (available in green and blue)
  • 129mm Paris Street Trucks
  • Premium Bustin Abec 7 longboard bearings
  • & marine grade stainless steel hardware
Focused on true sustainability, Satori Eco-Cruiser wheels are made with 30% veggie oil and 100% recycled cores. Sweet!
Net Positivia
Each Bureo Minnow is manufactured in Chile through the team’s initiative, ‘Net Positiva’, Chile’s first ever fishnet collection & recycling program. To date, Bureo has recycled over 28,600 square feet of fishing net through this unique program.  That is over 22,000 pounds of derelict fishing nets which have been collected and recycled.
An extension of Net Positiva, Bureo has aligned with coastal clean-up and conservation efforts partnering with non-profits and local communities across the US and Chile to support the removal of marine debris from our coasts.
'Just as a wave originates from a disturbance of wind along the ocean surface, Bureo is starting with a small change in an ocean of plastic.'
With the Bureo Minnow Skateboard, personal transportation is looking pretty rad