Sustainability sounds really good.
According to findings from the EPA, the average American yields 4.4 pounds of trash every day. Multiply that by 323.7 million people and you’ve got around 728,000 tons of garbage per day.
The United States is responsible for 12% of the planet’s trash while only being 4% of the globe's population, as stated in a 2019 post from Senior Environmental Analyst, Niall Smith.
National Geography published an article sited that 91% of plastic isn't recycled.
These facts only scratch the surface of what challenges we currently face not only in the United States, but a world that has yet to adopt a sustainable mindset for creation. It is imperative that we all take action to create a more sustainable world for future generations. The Black Swamp drum dampener is the first of many steps they are taking to create products with the future of our planet in mind.
Black Swamp have redesigned their existing drum dampener, shifting to a larger size with a combination of wood and felt materials.
The updated model features a balanced weight, reducing movement while still retaining the tone your drum needs to sound its best!
The Drum Dampeners (model BSDD) are constructed from lumber cut offs collected during the manufacturing of Black Swamp's Unibody solid shells. The scraps yielded from this process would normally be considered waste, but now they are fully repurposed into a beautiful new percussion accessory item.
Distinct & Unique
Because they manufacture a wide variety of Unibody solid shell options, the availability of exotic and domestic lumber reused for drum dampeners is just as varied. This includes walnut, cherry, cocobolo, zebrawood, maple, bubinga, cocobolo and more! No single dampener will look the same!
Special Note: Although dampeners are manufactured from a variety of solid shell cut offs, we are unable to order specific lumber. No special order requests.
Also look for their “mark of sustainability”, noting products have been designed with the impact on our planet in mind. ♻️
For instance: besides repurposing lumber, Black Swamp are also utilizing a recycled paper sleeve and biodegradable sticker for the drum dampener packaging. This helps them ensure a zero waste effort from start to finish.