Going green has been an bike industry trend for a couple years now and the Trek/Bontrager brands are taking it to the next level.
Bontrager has teamed up with Alchemy Goods, maker of fine bags made out of recycled tubes and parts, to bring Bontrager branded seat bags and panniers. All the bags are said to have at least 50% recycled material and Trek is encouraging their shops to send their old tires and tubes in to help build these bags. (Tubes and tires must meet certain specifications.)
Bontrager also has an eco line of components starting with grips and saddles. All of which can be recycled. The saddles are pretty unique as the main part of the saddle is held on to the base by zip ties.Â Snip the zip ties when done and put the various parts of the saddle into the appropriate recycling bins.