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Surface Green Life
I'm pretty interested in the Green Life, but I want to know some more about the "green" aspect.
The website doesn't go into too much detail, so I'll post some questions here and hopefully a Surface rep will be able to answer them.
Where does the recycled base material come from? Warrantied skis? Other companies warrantied skis?
What about the recycled sidewalls?
What is '100% local'? Utah? The West?? USA?
Finally, if anyone could elaborate on the Surface Flotsam and Jetsam Initiative - I'm unsure if that has anything to do with the production of the ski or not.
"does manuel know about this 180 you did gringo?" - CorkWormTurn
I was also interested in this ski when i first heard what it was about (being 'greener' then other stuff). When I asked the same question of surface before, they basically said that '100% local' statement referred to the fact that they use the leftover edges/sidewalls/base materials from other models and put them together as a greenlife ski. hence 'local materials'. quite misleading if you ask me.
IMO, this doesnt really live up to the 'green' hype its trying to promote and it seems like they could just order extras of everything else in order to make a large run of greenlife skis...again, not 'green' by any means.
They do claim they will plant 10 trees for every pair of greenlifes sold though...
it'd make sense if they used their scraps and remanufactured them into bases/sidewalss/edges, but i, for some reason, doubt that they're sending their scraps back to be melted down and reformed. if that's the case, then i think this is a "green" design, as it reduces the waste from the scrap material leftover in making skis. if not, i don't really get the point either.
Yeah, I sent them an e-mail awhile ago and they sent me a response back.
Ryno, if Surface wants this post deleted for any reason, I won't be offended.
Sorry for the delayed response. I won't go into to many details right now because we're working with a couple ski magazines who want to tell the story. But to clarify the "recycled" sidewalls they aren't what a lot of people think. They have never been used so they are still brand new, the materials themselves were the leftovers from past production that would typically be thrown out because it isn't enough for another run in production. We take it all and go through the process of finding what we can use.
Thanks for your interest and writing. If the article doesn't go to print this season we'll tell the story on our own.
Using materials that would otherwise be thrown out to reduce waste doesn't sound bad. I wonder what kind of trees they plant and where
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