More clean oceans
Bat Cage was first introduced in 1997, and it’s one of Bontrager’s longest-running products. It has crossed the finish line of more grand tours, World Cups, and Spring Classics than anything else made by the brand. Now, it offers the same simple, reliable performance and is made from recycled materials.
Through Trek’s partnership with NextWave, the company was introduced to Bureo, a group dedicated to giving new life to discarded fishing nets. Bureo collects end-of-life fishing nets and recycles them into tiny pellets that can be used for injection-molded plastic products like Bat Cage, sunglasses, skateboards, and more.
The Bontrager Bat Cage gives new life to old and discarded fishing nets, keeping them out of our oceans and transforming them into something useful.
In one year, recycled nylon Bat Cages will put good use to approximately 44,000 square feet (3,850 pounds) of discarded fishing nets.
Our Bat Cages are made from Bureo’s NetPlus nylon pellets. Bureo collects end-of-life fishing nets in Chile and recycles them into raw nylon so they can be made into everything from sunglasses to skateboards.
Trek is a founding member of NextWave, a cross-industry consortium of partner companies —including Bureo, Dell, and General Motors —that are committed to keeping plastics in our economy and out of our oceans.