At this year's ISPO Munich, PrimaLoft presented PrimaLoft Bio, the first synthetic insulation made entirely from recycled, biodegradable fibers, and also Holmenkol presented its first bio-certified and 100 percent biodegradable ski wax to a specialist audience. But hardware manufacturers still have to catch up.
However, the examples of ski manufacturers Dynafit, a brand of the OberalpGroup, and Nordica show that the first steps towards sustainable production have been taken. Interestingly, snowboard manufacturers such as Burton, Nitro and Capita are a whole board length ahead when it comes to sustainability. Capita even received the Energy Globe Award in 2017, the eco-Oscar among the international awards.
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