The folks at Fourth Element this week unveiled their new Rec Fins that are made from post-consumer plastic waste.
Sporting a fully recycled plastic blade, the Rec Fins feature a classic “4 channel” design that generates thrust on both the down and upstroke of the fin, while the stiffening ribs ensure control, according to Fourth Element.
The plastic is sourced from post-consumer and industrial plastic waste with the equivalent of approximately 120 plastic bottles rescued from waste streams in every pair of fins, the company said.
Fourth Element’s Hardware Product Manager Dean Martin said:
“This is another first for the diving industry from Fourth Element. Our commitment to lead the way in innovative products and the use of recycled materials shows our commitment to look after this planet’s future.”
With the addition of a heel pad on an adjustable silicone strap, the Rec Fin’s foot pocket is comfortable for long dives and is available in three sizes to fit shoe sizes from UK 5 – 12.
The Rec Fins come in two color combinations: Aqua/White and Black/Grey, and retail for US$125/~€112.
For more info, go to fourthelement.com.