New Sand Castle Tools Company Takes on Ocean Plastics Challenge

Press Release ( - SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Jul 17, 2020 - Pufferfish, a new brand of premium tools for building sand castles made from upcycled fishing nets, launched its first products on Kickstarter today. Pufferfish was founded to take a fresh look at a favorite beach activity and give it new life with premium tools for more fun.

“I’m a dad and building sand castles with the family can be a ton of fun,” said Lee Ott, founder of Pufferfish. “But everything on the market is designed for toddlers and is mostly flimsy junk. We’re making really awesome, thoughtfully designed, strong and durable tools that let dads and moms and everyone have an incredible time and enable them to build something amazing.” 

Now available on Kickstarter, the Pufferfish Kit includes a Really Big Shovel for moving a lot of sand, a Better Bucket for soaking the sand with water, and a Super Scoop for shaping the sand into something amazing. All of Pufferfish’s new products are made of high-quality materials and are strong, lightweight, and designed to pack down for easy transport in their SandBag.

In addition to building premium products, Pufferfish has a focus on healthier oceans. One of the biggest contributors of plastic pollution in the oceans is lost or discarded fishing nets. These “ghost nets” can trap marine life for decades, ensnaring everything from small fish to whales. Pufferfish uses recycled plastic made from used fishing nets to create its Super Scoop, removing those nets from the oceans and giving them new life. Pufferfish’s SandBag is also made of recycled plastic. 

Pufferfish is also announcing that it is joining 1% for the Planet and is committing 1% of revenue towards ocean clean-up efforts. “Currently, only 3% of total philanthropy goes to the environment, and only 5% of that comes from businesses. The planet needs bigger support than this and our growing network of member businesses is doing its valuable part to increase giving and support on-the-ground outcomes. We’re excited to welcome Pufferfish to our global movement of over 3,400 businesses,” says Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet.

Pufferfish was founded by Lee Ott, who has led well-known consumer products at Skype, Palm, and Yahoo!, in addition to a number of internet startups, and has team members from Apple and Rubbermaid, as well as trained artists.

To purchase The Pufferfish Kit and support efforts to recycle ocean plastics, please visit the Kickstarter page or the website

About Pufferfish: PUFFERFISH is creating amazing tools for building sand castles, for more fun for everyone. Pufferfish makes its tools out of upcycled fishing nets and is a member of 1% for the Planet. To learn more, visit

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