Plastic is found on every waterbody and at the greatest depths of our oceans. Through Odyssey Innovation viewing this as a resource, we can support communities to help clean our oceans and recycle. Our latest enterprise is recycled marine Handplanes, allowing you to enjoy the ocean whilst helping to protect it.
(Due to nature of recycled material colours will vary)
Odyssey Innovation was founded by Rob Thompson, a marine conservationist who has spent the past five years working with communities to recover and recycle Marine Plastic. Believing that the root cause of the problem is our wasteful culture and lack of resourcefulness, Rob's first product was marine recycled kayaks which are used to recover marine plastic.
Odyssey Innovation are pioneering the circular economy, working on the principle that by making marine products which can be used for enjoyment, we can capture people's imagination and change our views of marine plastic from waste to resource.
In order to make the Handplane we began consulting with surfers to find out the best design for them. The idea was to develop a Handplane that could be used by beginners and experienced surfers alike. Once we settled on a design, we created 3D printed prototypes which were thoroughly tested to ensure they performed as we hoped. Lots of fun was had during this stage resulting in a Handplane designed by surfers for surfers.
Our next stage is to scale up to manufacturing. Being true to our ethos the body will be made in the UK from recycled marine plastic, the wrist strap padding from recycled wetsuits and webbing from seat belts and recycled life jackets, from the RNLI. By doing this we utilise materials which otherwise at best would have ended up in landfill or being burnt.
Help us to pioneer this world's first, empowering the surfing community to become more sustainable and protect our oceans for future generations.
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"Guilt free fun in the sea"
"The most amount of fun you can keep in your back pocket!"
"Awesome fun, managed to get barrelled on my first wave!"