Despite a shift toward more environmentally conscious consumption habits, trash remains a pressing global pollution problem that threatens the habitats of humans and wildlife alike. To raise awareness for the World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour, the organization tapped Brooklyn artist Mac Premo to put his “stuff-making” skills to the test. Premo was tasked with taking something that’s already out in the world and giving it a new life. A love of skateboarding and digging through trash led him to making skateboards out of the buckets found at construction sites. Partnering with Encinitas, California-based skateboard company Sanford Shapes, The Bucket Board was born.
Since there are no material costs with producing The Bucket Board decks, Premo and Sanford believe they can get skateboards to kids who wouldn’t otherwise have access to them. While there are still research and development issues to work out, the boards are presently 100% functional for cruising and casual street skating. Expect The Bucket Board to go on sale and enter larger distribution in the coming months. www.thebucketboard.org