Mondraker has the laurels of being one of the elite manufacturers of the most lightweight mountain bikes, future-forward electric mountain bikes, and the pinnacle of quality when it comes to hardtrail mountain bikes. The Spain-based brand specializing in making gravity-oriented bikes has been long committed to the school of thought promoting a sustainable world, and now it is their turn to inspire others to do the same. Apparently, Cannondale and VAAST have already gone down this route, with Trek also committed to the plastic-free goal by 2024.
To play their part in the bigger scheme of things to safeguard our planet earth, Mondraker has introduced their 100 percent plastic-free and 100 percent recyclable initiative. The MTB pro has introduced the industry first, completely recyclable cardboard packaging and other associated components for all its mountain bikes. The bicycle industry which on one side addresses green travel living with its zero-emission characteristics is juxtaposed on the flip side as a contributor to plastic and other toxic wastes in the form of packaging.
That’ll no longer be the problem with owning a Mondraker mountain bike, as the cardboard packaging is accompanied by organic, compostable materials. They’ll ship with an adhesive tape made out of rice and a security seal crafted from potato pulp. The inks used on the packaging are all biodegradable, along with the two reusable Velcro straps. The whole package is strategically designed to cut down waste and leave no footprint, whatsoever, for the local dealers as well. Meaning, there will be no zip-ties, foam or plastic packets to deal with when you unpack the bicycle.
The internal layout of the new packaging box is such that it takes less time to assemble the bike on the production lines. The overall volume of the package has also been reduced compared to the outgoing packaging which will save shipping space. To top it off, the design parameters of the recyclable boxes offer better protection to the bicycle in transit. The new packaging design is not just about removing plastic from the equation but providing superior shock absorption too. Mondraker hence devised this totally recyclable solution which they produce in-house in their new headquarters.