/ PRODUCT NEWS: eco-Trax Rubber from EVOLV
eco-Trax is a high friction rubber compound containing around around 30% recycled content. EVOLV are the first rockshoe company to use a more environmentally friendly rubber compound on their shoes. The technology comes from decomposing selective pre and post consumer rubber waste and reprocessing it to make a usable compound.
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/news.php?id=1988
I would think natural rubber from the para tree would be eco friendly as preconsumer product.
Synthesised rubber from the oil industry less so.
Cutting a round lump from a square sheet and then recycling the off-cuts rather than just binning them.
Do Scarpa and Mad Rock not do this already with some soles?
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