Our commitment to cleaner oceans
Every year, 500 Billion plastic bags are used worldwide, only 1% of those bags are recycled with many of those bags ending up in our oceans. Scientists have predicted that by 2050 there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish.
Grundéns believes that fishing feeds all of us – physically and emotionally. It is our livelihood but more importantly it’s our passion. Fishing at it’s core, is about respect for nature, the elements, the greater journey, the challenges, the experiences we bring back and the connection with it all. That same passion to build the worlds finest fishing apparel and footwear drives us everyday, as does our commitment to protecting marine life and ocean ecosystems.
Part of that commitment is to remove single use plastic bags from our supply chain and transition to a less environmentally intensive material for our packaging. We’re now using 100% biodegradable packaging made from a polylactide (PLA) produced from corn starch. Our new packaging will fully decompose in under 1 year and can be placed in a household or municipal composting system. They’ve also been extensively tested to ensure we achieved both ASTM, ASTM D6400 and BS EN 13432 standards.
COMPOSTING OUR BAG IS EASY!
JUST CUT IT UP INTO STRIPS AND ADD TO YOUR COMPOSTING SYSTEM…
Reducing our impact on the planet and our oceans is an ongoing journey but one we are fully committed to taking. Without clean water and sustainable fisheries there’s no fish. Its journey we’re excited to be on and one that may never have a final destination but we’ll keep pushing to do everything we can to lessen the footprints we leave on the earth and the wake we leave on our waters.