Publicado por: pongpesca | 2015/09/21

Surfers Turn Abandoned Fishing Nets Into Skateboards, Sunglasses

bureo-skateboard-MAIN“A few years ago, three American surfers were hanging out in Sydney, feeling generally bummed out by the unfathomable amount of plastic accumulating in the oceans, choking marine life, and fouling fisheries. They longed to leave behind their comfortable corporate jobs to do more rewarding work—to somehow slow the degradation of the high seas.

The trio soon found themselves in Santiago, Chile, in the Startup Chile program—an incubator run by the government to spur innovation at home and abroad. They decided to launch Bureo, a sustainable business built around diverting a substantial amount of plastic destined for the ocean—fishing nets—and recycling them into something they and many of their friends use every day—cruiser skateboards.”

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Fonte: TakePart – 8 de setembro de 2015

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