Wave Tribe partners with Amazon Footwear

Wave Tribe partners with Amazon footwear to bring you recycled sandals made in Brazil.
July 1, 2010 - PRLog -- An estimated 20 million tires a year are discarded in Brazil. There are two things that happen to the discarded tires: 1) They end up in landfill, lakes and rivers, typically taking hundreds of years to decompose and when discarded they have the potential to collect rainwater which stagnates and then becomes a breeding ground for mosquito larvae and disease; 2) the tires are piled up and burned which releases millions of tons of co2 in the air and atmosphere thus contributing to global warming increasing changes in our local ecosystems. Only 20% of tires are currently recycled in Brazil.  

Amazon, based in Rio de Janeiro, recycle thousands of these discarded old tires every year. They are cut into chips, processed into powder and then purified using a system of sieves. The powder is ground to the required granulation then treated vulcanize the rubber. The resulting material is then formed in presses to create a beautiful new product---reprocessing waste to create a new life cycle sandal.

See http://surfshop.wavetribe.com/Recycled-Sandals-p/sandals.htm for more info.

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We are surfers committed to sustainability. We manufacture recycled leashes, hemp boardbags, organic deck pads, and other great products! Be kind to your fellow surfers, be good to the earth, support sustainability, most of all don't fear change!
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