Reef and Sustainable Surf released a video on their new recycling project, Waste to Waves.
While the foam packaging from your new computer, television, and microwave are not recyclable in most cities,
Waste to Waves is converting this trash into surfboard blanks.
“Styrofoam”, specifically, expanded polystyrene (EPS), is not biodegradable and can threaten marine life.
But by reusing this material for surfboard blanks, the project reduces trash in landfills and carbon dioxide emissions during surfboard blank production.
The program is currently operating at various stores up and down the California coast– already collecting more than 4,500 pounds of EPS foam waste– and looking to expand its efforts.
For more information or to find a location near you, click here.