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Published on February 18th, 2009 | by Lucille Chi

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New Project BLUE Surf Packs for the Surfrider Foundation are Created from 100% Recycled Plastic Bottles

I adore these DAKINE Spring 2009 Project Blue Surf Packs. Each pack is made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles with partial proceeds benefiting The Surfrider Foundation.

Our new project BLUE surf packs not only help raise awareness and support for The Surfrider Foundation, but the packs also incorporate recycled materials that would otherwise end up as waste in our landfillsProtecting the environment is a priority for DAKINE; each season we look forward to expanding our use of recycled materials throughout the line” said Dave Bisset, Dakine Director of Product.

Most of the major surf brands are joining project BLUE . Check out the Surfrider blog too.

Starting with their Project  Blue products, DAKINE has now made the switch from PVC backing on packs and bags to more environmentally friendly Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) and Polyurethane (PU) waterproof backings. They have also made eco efforts to reduce packaging, use bio-degradable recyclable plastic bags, post consumer paper hang tags and catalogs built using partial post consumer waste recycled paper and vegetable inks.

Additional Surf Pack features include:

  • Seam sealed wetsuit pocket, insulated cooler pocket and organizer pocket.
  • Bag material from 100% Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) fabric and lining which is made from recycled plastic bottles.
  • Recycled buckles and use a non-toxic Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) waterproof fabric backing.
  • Two dollars from the sale of each pack will be donated to The Surfrider Foundation to help continue its mission of protecting and preserving our world’s oceans, waves and beaches.

About Surfrider Foundation:
“The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 60 chapters across the United States and Puerto Rico, with international affiliates in Australia, Europe, Japan and Brazil. For more information on the Surfrider Foundation go to www.surfrider.org.”

Images courtesy of project BLUE and Surfrider.org.


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About the Author

Lucy Chi loves good green design, ethical fashion, environmental art and education, renewables, holistic healing and more. She has been dedicating her energies toward finding and drawing attention to all the ways in which products, companies, and industries are moving toward creating a more sustainable world on the global scale, as well as the way individuals are moving toward living sustainably, and healing at the personal level. Sustainability studies: PresidioMBA.org & B.S. Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, Dept. of Textiles and Fiber Science. Contact: lucillechi (at) gmail.com



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