Friday, October 29, 2010

Green Wax

Our first post on Snowboard Green covered Green Wax, a company operating in a truly sustainable fashion creating an environmentally conscious product. We thought we should revisit this product as they launched a new website and using Green Wax is probably the easiest and cheapest way a snowboarder can reduce his or her impact on the natural environment. Green Wax is a true universal performance wax made from all natural ingredients. To make a wax that is green, Green Wax had to do a few things differently than the traditional companies. Traditional waxes contain perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and petroleum. PFCs are extremely potent greenhouse gases, with a lifetime up to 50,000 years. A production derivative of PFCs is a chemical known asperfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which has been linked to lower birth weight in people and animals, liver damage, as well as cancer. These chemical residuals then get left behind on the mountain, combine with runoff water, and penetrate into our waterways. When produced, these waxes are made in large quantities, and extruded with complex machines. This uses excess energy, and creates additional waste. Our wax is made from all natural ingredients containing no PFCs or petroleum. We produce it in small batches to ensure quality and consistency. Each batch is then hand poured directly into our recycled packaging, eliminating the need for molds or extrusion machines. The all-natural mix is formulated to provide pro-level glide, maximum adhesion, and ease of application. When combined, these efforts ensure a clean ride now, and for future generations of riders yet to enjoy the outdoors. 

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