Clevedon business makes world’s first beach plastic kayak

PUBLISHED: 14:00 07 April 2018

The kayak has been made from plastic found on beaches.

The kayak has been made from plastic found on beaches.

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A Clevedon firm has created the world’s first kayak created entirely out of beach plastic.

Palm Equipment, based at the Kenn Business Park, made the Islander Strike boat using material found during beach cleans in Cornwall and Devon.

The initiative has been founded by marine conservationist Rob Thompson, who launched the Fathoms Free Paddle for Plastic campaign earlier this year which the company is supporting.

A spokesman for Palm said: “It is a project in its early stages, but it is very exciting for the paddle sport industry.

“Currently we are experimenting with the material and so the kayaks are not available on the market.

“But they are being used at beach clean events which you can find via Fathoms Free.”

More of the kayaks are due to be produced and distributed to clubs in the South West over the coming months.

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