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Trashboard is a more sustainable skateboard that uses recycled aircraft carbon – Yanko Design

TRASHBOARD made from recycled @airbus CARbon

To most people outside that community, a skateboard is nothing more than a wooden board on wheels with sometimes crazy works of art painted on it. The probably surprising reality is that a lot of design and engineering goes into making these skateboards to keep them aerodynamic yet light and sturdy. While it’s fine to stick to near-perfected traditions when it comes to materials and processing, it’s also necessary to push the boundaries to design a product that will not only stand the test of time, but also the planet a little will help go along. also longer. That’s the kind of innovation that this seemingly normal sustainable skateboard is bringing to the market with a little help from aircraft manufacturer Airbus.

Designer: François Jaubert

To be fair, much of a skateboard’s makeup, especially the deck, already uses sustainable materials like wood. That said, there is also such a thing as overuse of fresh wood, which can lead to deforestation and other related environmental impacts. Although skateboards themselves can be recycled or upcycled, using recycled materials such as recycled wood hasn’t exactly paid off.

Meet the Trashboard, a sustainable design that uses recycled materials that aren’t wood. Building on a previous project that successfully used packaging cardboard to create a surfboard, the Trashboard combines recycled and upcycled materials to create a unique deck that still feels like the real thing. In particular, it uses upcycled carbon from discarded aviation parts, courtesy of Airbus, to minimize the use of new raw materials. It also uses compressed recycled cardboard for the deck’s flex core and bonds the layers together using organic epoxy resin.

From the outside you wouldn’t even realize that the Trashboard is made differently. It still has the same standard shape that gives skateboards their smooth glide, and it also has quite artistic prints, although it leans more towards a monochrome tone that gives the decks a more elegant aesthetic. All in all, Trashboard promises to deliver the same exhilarating cruising experience while also allowing skaters to share in the responsibility of keeping our planet alive.