Nets to Decks
Who They Are
Friends, surfers, and environmental activists David, Kevin, and Ben founded Bureo after traveling around the world and finding polluted oceans everywhere they went. As passionate ocean-lovers, they decided that they wanted to take action to make a difference and change the way people think about waste. Chile’s vast coastline and booming fishing community made it the perfect place for Bureo to begin its journey.
The team began working closely with local Chilean fishermen to find ways to collect discarded fishnets and transform them into something fun and positive. Enter skateboards. Fun, in-line with their surfer lifestyles, and an efficient, sustainable form of transportation, they were the perfect solution. Today, Bureo’s Chilean recycling program is called Net Positiva, and it is responsible for collecting discarded fish nets that are then melted down and re-created into Bureo’s signature skateboards and sunglasses.