Did you ever wish for a skateboard made from recycled fishing nets? Well now you can have one!
Los Angeles-based sustainable skateboard company Bureo (via inhabitat) has made what is reportedly the world’s first fishnet skateboard deck. The company set up a recycling program called Net Positive from the coast of Chile.
The nets are used to make the Minnow board which, of course, is shaped like a fish. This whole enterprise seems as good for puns as it is for the environment.
Each board takes 30 square feet of net out of the ocean, which Bureo says reduces the product’s carbon footprint by as much as 70 percent. In addition, the wheels are made from 30 percent vegetable oil and feature 100-percent recycled cores.
Bureo funded the Minnow through a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised more than double the original goal. The first backers should receive their boards this August.