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The Untangled Collection
We have joined forces with Costa Sunglasses to incorporate our recycled fishing nets into a new line of responsible sunglasses. Featuring Costa’s patented 580 polarized lens technology in four new styles, The Untangled Collection frames are constructed from 100% recycled fishing nets and are fit with mineral glass lenses, avoiding the use of any new plastic materials and providing superior lens clarity and durability.
Our society has the plastic tap turned on, pouring 18 billion pounds of plastic into our oceans each year. Recent studies estimate there to be 5 trillion pieces of plastic afloat in our seas. Accumulating plastics belong to over 200 polymer families, varying in composition and properties. At Bureo we work to keep the most harmful form of plastic pollution, fishing nets, from entering our oceans. We understand that, in many cases, the problem is not the fishermen but rather the lack of infrastructure available for when the nets meet their end of life. We work together with fisheries and local communities to provide an incentivized program to collect, clean, sort and recycle fishing nets into our NetPlus™ material, creating positive solutions for end-of-use fishing nets, employment opportunities for local workers, and funding for community programs. Though our focus is narrow, it’s a major piece in the puzzle to solve the plastic pollution crisis: the need for a circular economy to prevent waste from entering our oceans in the first place. We hope to extend our impact through educating communities and companies about ways to collectively work together to turn off the plastic tap.
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NETPLUS BRAND PARTNERS
Bureo is working with industry leading companies to incorporate NetPlus materials into their supply chains.
Bureo is collaborating with Patagonia to integrate their NetPlus® material into Patagonia’s hat brims and textiles Explore
Bureo is a partner company with Tin Shed Ventures®, Patagonia’s venture capital fund, which invests in companies that offer solutions to the environmental crisis. Tin Shed Ventures
The first ergonomic task chair made with recycled fishing nets. Smart Ocean Chair. Each chair incorporates almost 2 pounds of recycled fishing net material. Learn More
The Untangled Collection. Featuring Costa’s patented 580 polarized lens technology in four new styles, The Untangled Collection frames are constructed from 100% recycled fishing nets and are fit with mineral glass lenses. Explore
Jenga® Ocean™ & Bureo. The first board game made from recycled fishing nets. Jenga Ocean is made from over 25 square feet of nets proudly sourced through Bureo’s Net Positiva recycling program. Play Now
‘The Ahi’, a performance skateboard made from recycled fishing nets. By coupling Carver’s patented surfskate technology with Bureo’s NetPlus materials, this little ripper not only improves your surfing but also empowers you to help save the ocean that we depend on and love so much. Surf your skate. Nets to Decks
The first surf fins made from recycled fishing nets, Futures’ Alpha line incorporates Bureo’s NetPlus recycled fishing nets with Futures’ Compound 6 carbon and air infused technology. Made in California. Surf More
Trek’s best selling water bottle cage, The Bat Cage, is now made from Bureo’s NetPlus material. This year alone the Bat Cage will put 44,000 square feet (3,850 pounds) of discarded fishing nets to good use — yielding a cleaner way to carry water. Ride More