How can Nelo 400 help our environment?
The challenge of building the environmentally sustainable and technically viable “Nelo 400” is a task that requires attention in many ways, from the choice of materials to the use of more efficient and less polluting technologies.
With that in mind, some practices have been adopted to ensure that the construction process has a lower environmental impact and, consequently, preserves natural resources, making it suitable for canoeing for everyone who wants to learn, regardless of age group.
One thing to consider is the choice of materials. By opting for sustainable and renewable materials, we can significantly reduce the environmental impact of the construction process of the “Nelo 400.”
For the manufacture of the “Nelo 400,” we use polyethylene, which is a recycled material, as well as internally reused materials such as defective boats and excess materials.
In addition, it is important to select suppliers that follow sustainability criteria.
Another relevant aspect is the use of more efficient and less polluting technologies.
Furthermore, it is possible to adopt construction techniques that minimize material waste and reduce the amount of waste generated during the production process.
In the case of this boat, the manufacturing process is rotomolding.
The “Nelo 400” is characterized by its sustainability and lightweight design, weighing approximately 17 kg, and its high stability.
To produce the “Nelo 400,” we use 8.5 kg of polyethylene, 6.8 kg of recycled material, and 1.7 kg of internally reused material from defective boats and excess materials.
With the production of this kayak, we can ensure customers of an exclusive product since, being 50% recycled, the color produced will never be the same.
Additionally, it is important to consider its durability. The “Nelo 400” can last for decades, reducing the need to produce new kayaks and, therefore, minimizing the waste of natural resources, waste generation, and carbon footprint.
Finally, sustainability in kayak construction is not limited to the production phase alone.
We believe it is essential to encourage sustainable practices during product use, such as the use of biodegradable cleaning products and the proper disposal of waste generated during canoeing activities.
Nelo has a commitment to the marine environment, which has recently been translated into a partnership with Sea Shepherd, a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect and preserve marine life, defend the oceans’ biodiversity, and ensure that future generations can enjoy the benefits of the planet’s natural resources.
Nelo supports the organization in a project to collect marine litter, including fishing equipment such as lines, nets, ropes, hooks, and buoys that are lost or discarded at sea, posing a danger to marine life and human health.
In short, building a sustainable kayak requires a concerted effort to adopt more conscious and responsible practices regarding the environment and natural resources.
By following these practices, it is possible to build kayaks that are efficient and less harmful to the environment, contributing to the preservation of nature and the promotion of a more sustainable future.
To learn more about the Nelo 400, visit http://www.nelo400.com.