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.

Contributed

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.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the North Somerset Times. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the North Somerset Times