Procuring the resources needed to make prod­ucts is a pillar of any busi­ness. How much easier would it be if you could simply find them washed up on a beach? Three Amer­ican entre­pre­neurs oper­ating in Chile are, appar­ently, doing just that.

With their fledg­ling busi­ness, Bureo Skate­boards, Ben R. Knep­pers, David M. Stover and Kevin J. Ahearn are making skate­board using dis­carded plas­tics found in Chile and are about to launch a line of sus­tain­able prod­ucts in the spring of 2014.

The new com­pany received $10,000 in GAP funding fromNorth­eastern Uni­ver­sity’s IDEA ven­ture accel­er­ator and another $40,000 from Start Up Chile—an entre­pre­neurial booster based in Santiago.

Knep­pers, an envi­ron­mental con­sul­tant, and Stover, a finan­cial advisor, first met in Sydney, Aus­tralia and were room­mates while working on sep­a­rate projects. Both shared love of surfing, skating and gen­eral out­doors lifestyle.

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