Jenga Ocean: Bringing sustainability to game night

Day 197 – I look forward to the day that an announcement by a company to use recycled material in their product isn’t big news. I look forward to the day when it becomes the norm and not the exception to provide customers with more sustainable products.

The folks at Jenga and Bureo have teamed together to produce Ocean Jenga made from 100% recycled fishing nets. Bureo is a company that takes discarded fishing nets, collected from coastal communities in South America, cleans and separates the material, and takes that material to be shredded and melted into NetPlus® recycled pellets. The pellets are formed into quality products, built for a lifetime of use with end of life solutions.

Ocean Jenga is the first board game made from recycled fishing nets. Each game is made from over 25 square feet of nets. The game features threatened marine animal block designs. Players of Ocean Jenga® are encouraged to ‘Save the Animals’ through special edition rules.  Learning about the damaging impact of discarded fishing nets, which account for 10% of plastic pollution in the ocean, players will gain an understanding of how discarded nets are harming marine animals, and learn about what they can do to help. 

Hand drawn and inspired by the sea, the artwork behind Jenga Ocean is the work of Lake Buckley – a surfer, designer, artist, and explorer. All packaging is 100% recycled and recyclable. 

“Robert Grebler, founder of Jenga and world record holder, approached Bureo at the 2015 Ocean Film Festival with an idea to incorporate Bureo’s recycled materials into one of the most well known ‘board games’ in the world. Appropriately named ‘Mr. Jenga’ by the Bureo team, Robert and his business partner Paul Eveloff are behind the game that is now enjoyed in over 80 million households. We are thankful for their support in helping to keep our ocean’s clean, with each game helping to prevent over 1 kg of discarded fishing nets from entering the ocean.” – Bureo

You can purchase Ocean Jenga HERE!

Tomorrow, a company making plastic pollution their #1 priority.

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