ROSSIGNOL RELEASES FIRST RECYCLABLE SKI
In celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd, Rossignol released one of the world’s first recyclable skis, The Essential. The lineup is constructed with 45% wood, 35% aluminum and 7% steel, and all of those parts can be fully recycled and reused. Compared to conventional skis with an average recyclability of about 10%, it’s actually a pretty big jump in the direction of sustainable ski construction.
The Essential was developed in partnership with MTB, a recycling company based out of France. By 2028, Rossignol aims to have a third of their ski collection constructed using a similar approach and mindset.
In spirit of a community's collaborative efforts to reduce the industry's environmental impact, is worth noting other brands have made efforts toward more sustainable equipment manufacturing, albeit perhaps not to such extents as Rossignol... yet. Just last year, Salomon released a Nordic ski that has a core made with about 50% recycled content, as well as Volkl, Movement and Arbor using edges made with 60% recycled steel across all of their skis and decks. Nitro Snowboards (which are carbon neutral) have bases made from over 85% recycled raw materials.
Check out the new Essential ski from Rossignol here, as they will be available in limited quantities for the 22/23 season!