But the plastic problem, amongst other environmental challenges, is unabated. In fact, plastic became one of the most pressing environmental issue of today. According to the UN more than 8 million tons of plastic leak into the ocean each year – equal to dumping a garbage truck of plastic every minute. “We see it as our mission to counteract this development by helping to keep the oceans clean and our earth healthy. After all, this is our home – and not just that, it’s our playground where we can enjoy these incredible sports we all love so much,” says Till Eberle, CEO of the Boards&More company.
That’s why we initiated “Save our Playgrounds” – a platform to coordinate actions by our brands Duotone, ION and Fanatic to protect our environment. This is paired with steady efforts to minimize our company’s environmental footprint, like reducing plastic packaging, using recyclable materials and stepping up for greener manufacturing processes. In 2020 we will extend the initiative and organize beach cleanings for multiple days to maximize the effect and to make it easier for everyone to join us - we call to all of you again to help us clean the beaches.
Do you also feel the desire to change something? Just bring a collection bin and meet up with our team riders and lots of other ocean lovers!