Tag Archives: chemicals

low impact board and ski wax

Green Ice Wax was founded about a year ago. The company’s mission is to promote sustainability awareness through the sale of environmentally friendly ski and snowboard waxes. All of the performance waxes produced by the company do not contain harmful … Continue reading

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Fuji EnviroMAX battery

While rechargeable batteries are always going to be best, I thought I would post this recent announcement about Fuji’s ‘EnviroMAX’ battery. This information comes directly from the company, so no external verification. No details given about working conditions in their … Continue reading

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Swiss-based Mammut Sports Group makes high quality clothing, footwear, climbing gear, backpacks, headlamps and sleeping gear. While they have been seeking to become more sustainable in their operations in recent years, it is probably the realm of working conditions in … Continue reading

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water bottles: plastic vs metal

G Magazine has run a useful update on the old ‘which is the best’ water bottle debate. While we all know that re-usable bottles make much more sense than using bottled water, perhaps the key difference between aluminium and plastic … Continue reading

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GNU and Lib-Tech snow boards

These are made by Mervin, who are based in Washington state. From their website: “Mervin has been building snowboards every day for over 25 years. From the beginning, we’ve been a very environmentally aware snowboard factory. Founders, Mike Olson and … Continue reading

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Quest for the ‘green’ surfboard largely spiritual

An interesting, though fairly basic piece on attempts to develop a greener surfboard.  A few quotes: “A green surfboard is inherently an oxymoron at this point,” said Mr Santley, 44, a surfboard shaper and entrepreneur. “Hopefully in the future it … Continue reading

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non BPA water bottles

Klean Kanteen These include a large mouth stainless steel bottle, which does not contain the chemical BPA. They are only just starting to appear in Australia. Epoxy resins containing BPA are often used to coat the inside of food and … Continue reading

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