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  • Bureo makes skateboards from recycled fishing nets to prevent ocean pollution

    Boston Magazine - 09/15/2015

    Founded by Ben Kneppers—a Massachusetts native and Northeastern University graduate—and his friends David Stover and Kevin Ahearn, the company launched Net Positiva, a program that collects and recycles discarded nets from artisanal fishing communities, in 2013.

    “We know it’s a burden, and we take it off their shoulders,” says Kneppers.

    After being gathered by local workers, the fishing nets are taken to a partnering recycling facility in Santiago, where they’re shredded and re-pelletized. Then, the pellets are melted and molded into Bureo’s custom-designed “Minnow” skateboards.

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