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Guaraná Antarctica Launches World's First Ever 100% Recycled Surfboard

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The project, created by F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, uses 756 PET bottles in its production process

Guaraná Antarctica Launches World's First Ever 100% Recycled Surfboard
Guaraná Antarctica, the Brazilian soft drink brand, launches today a new surfboard 80% manufactured from PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) plastic. In 2012, the brand became the first soft drink manufacturer to produce the first 100% recycled PET bottle in the Brazilian market, and following its success, Guaraná Antarctica are now launching the second project in their continued commitment to recycling. 

In a sustained effort to protect the environment, Guaraná Antarctica has expanded their vision from bottles, to surfboards. The brand has a natural loyalty to surfing, as the existing sponsor of the 2014 WSL World Surfing Champion and renowned surfer Gabriel Medina, as well as other prominent Brazilian surfers. The project, created by F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, uses 756 PET bottles in its production process.

The campaign film Rewind, will run online, promoting the initiative and raising awareness about the correct way to dispose of PET bottles, most commonly used for soft drinks, and the environmental importance of recycling. Through a series of slow motion suequences played in rewind, we can see how recycling can help repair the damage that modern life has done to the world. The text within the film emphasises this message by telling us, “When you recyle, nature recycles.”

The Guaraná Antarctica surfboard was designed by renowned surfboard designer Neco Carbone and was used in the film by surfer Samuel Pupo. The first surfboard launching to the public will be part of a personal collection by Gabriel Medina, who will travel the world with the board on a promotional tour. 

Theo Rocha, creative director of F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi said, “It is always very exciting to be able to create a product that sends exactly the message that we want.” 

Guaraná Antarctica has also partnered with surfwear manufacturer Rip Curl, who have launched a collection of t-shirts made from 50% cotton and 50% polyester directly from recycled PET bottles. The designs of the t-shirts were also developed by F/Nazca and will be made available for general sale to the public.  
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Advertiser: Ambev

Post Production / VFX

Grade: Marla

Post Production Company: Clan


Editor: Daniela Guimarães

Executive Producer: Mayra Auad

Creative Agency

Account Management: Julianna Carvalho

Account Managers: Luiz Ortega | Anelene Putini

Agency Production: Victor Alloza | Giuliano Springhetti

Chief Creative Officer: Fabio Fernandes

Client Personnel: Fernando Soares | Felipe Ghiotto |

Client Servicing: José Freitas

Client Supervisor: | Fernanda Neves | Giulia Setembrino

Creative Agency: /Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi

Creatives: Marcelo Rosa | Rafael Rosa, Isabelle de Vooght

Integrated Producer: Juliana Hasegawa

Media Planner: Nathalia Oliveira | Gabriela Guedes |

Media Planners: Maurício Almeida | Luana Gallizzi

Media Strategy: Mariana Gentil Marcela Celestrino

Planner: Fernanda Neves | Mariana Brandão

Planners: Rafael Camilo | Ligia Paes Barros

Planning Partner: Gabriela Sanchez,Rita de Cassia Almeida | |

Production Company

Director: Ale Cassulino

DOP: Pepe Mendes

Production Company: YOURMAMA

Production Designer: Billy Castilho


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