Bureo Skateboards, co-founded by MSLS graduate Ben Kneppers, has just been accepted into the Startup Chile program! Bureo Skateboards designs and manufactures a unique line of sustainable skateboards by utilizing the growing amount of plastic pollution in Chilean communities and coastlines. By offering recycled high quality products, Bureo enables ethically conscious consumers to support recycling development and job growth for local inhabitants. Bureo comes from the language of the Mapuche, the native Chileans, and means ´the waves’. The name was selected in honor of the Chilean people, and it represents the journey they are embarking on through their work at Bureo. Just as a wave originates from a disturbance of wind along the ocean surface, they are making a small change in the greater surface of plastic pollution. Eventually through time and energy, the waves of Bureo will develop the force required to cause real change.
Bureo Skateboards. Make waves.
They have a great journey ahead with the goal being to become the most environmentally and socially responsible skateboard that has ever existed.
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