Minnow Skateboard

Top view of a skateboard showing the fish shape. Side view of a skateboard showing the Bureo sticker. Side view of a skateboard showing the blue wheels. Side view of a skateboard showing the blue wheels. Underside view of a skateboard showing the wheel mounts. Close view of a skateboard showing the injection gate. Close view of a skateboard showing the mouded inscription. Close view of a skateboard showing the mouded inscription. Close view of a skateboard showing the wheel. Close view of a skateboard showing the moulded logo and fish scales.
Top view of a skateboard showing the fish shape. Side view of a skateboard showing the Bureo sticker. Side view of a skateboard showing the blue wheels. Side view of a skateboard showing the blue wheels. Underside view of a skateboard showing the wheel mounts. Close view of a skateboard showing the injection gate. Close view of a skateboard showing the mouded inscription. Close view of a skateboard showing the mouded inscription. Close view of a skateboard showing the wheel. Close view of a skateboard showing the moulded logo and fish scales.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 007963
Country
Date
2017

Description

A black skateboard with a stylised fish shape made by Bureo out of 30 feet of discarded fishing net. Bureo was set up in 2014 by three friends, who were interested in doing something to ease the environmental impact of plastics and prevent pollution in the sea. 10% of ocean pollution is made up of discarded fishing nets, other nets end up in landfill, and some are burnt. Bureo, which means 'the waves' in the language of the native Chileans, the Mapuche, wanted to cut the potential pollution at source, before it enters the water. Nets are gathered, cleaned and prepared by local communities before being sent to be pulled apart mechanically, and repelletised. The pellets of material can then be melted and put through an injection moulding machine. Bureo chose to make skateboards with this recycled material because it would appeal the young people, would be fun and inspirational, being a good tool to spread the message about pollution in the Oceans. The wheels are made with 30% vegetable oil.
Designers & Manufacturers
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Manufacturer

Inscriptions

moulded: "Bureo Skateboards. Hecho en Chile from recycled fishing nets" (underside)
Dimensions
Width
190mm
Depth
120mm
Length
630mm
Method Note
board
Material Note
plastic
nylon board
PA
polyamide
metal
Colour