Surfing is defined by our relationship to the ocean. Which makes us all custodians of that thing that brings us so much joy. Zag is firmly aboard the sustainability train. But we could do better. Our mags are printed through an FSC certified printer, ensuring our paper is green and harvested promoting environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests. Beyond this, the ink used to bring these surfy thoughts and images to life are vegetable-based, meaning they are compostable and far better for the environment than their petroleum-based counterparts. The final hurdle we are yet to clear is our plastic bagging. Get this right and you can literally throw your whole mag into the compost bin when you’re finished reading it and stoking out, (not that you’d want to, as we strive to make every Zigzag a collector’s item, but you get the gist).
As you know, virtually every piece of plastic that has ever been made still exists in some shape or form. In fact, enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth four times, that’s 160 300 km. Of all the trash found bobbing in our ocean, 90% of it is plastic that equates to roughly 46000 pieces of plastic per 2.5 km2. Here at the Zag, we want no part of that. And we’re fully committed to kicking our plastic packaging problem as fast as we can! No more will the Zag be covered in plastic, but we need your help. If anyone out there in Zagland knows a thing or two about bioplastics or environmentally friendly packaging alternatives and where to source them please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and help us to kick our single-use polyprop bags into the history bin.