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W2W @ Volcom Pipe Pro

The waves are firing at Pipe and now we are collecting styrofoam at he Volcom Pipe Pro 2013.  During the waiting period, you can bring your waste foam to the surf shop, Tropical Rush, in Haleiwa. You can literally “Turn your trash to slash” by bringing your waste foam to Tropical Rush. Several pro surfers at the contest have surfboards made from recycled EPS surfboard blanks, and they love how the recycled blanks surf. Check out this video from Torrey [...]

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HOW-it-WORKS

How The Program Works

  Step 1: Collect All of Your Waste EPS Foam You probably got it when you bought a new TV, computer, or some furniture. Most cities don’t let you recycle this, and it just feels wrong to throw it into the trash can. A much higher use for this foam is to have it recycled and turned into new products, including surfboard blanks. We only accept clean, white, Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam.  This is exactly the same foam used inside [...]

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Find Foam Dropoff Sites

Find a location to drop off your waste polystyrene packaging foam (aka EPS foam or “styrofoam”). NORTHERN CALIFORNIA San Francisco Bay Area: Proof Lab Marin County – 254 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941 Other SF City dropoff sites are temporarily suspended. We are working on a solution. Santa Cruz: Rip Curl (Santa Cruz Outlet) – 1604 Mission St. (Westside), Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Stretch Surfboards – 983 Tower Place, Santa Cruz, 95062 Monterey: On The Beach – 693 Lighthouse [...]

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Upcoming Events

Waste to Waves

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This Earth Day, we are looking forward to the following events in Southern California: Malibu Foam Drive on April 19th We will be collecting foam at the Malibu City Hall from 10-2pm. If you can’t make it then, just drop your foam off in the recycling dumpster outside City Hall between March 29th and April 19th.       Manhattan Beach Foam Drive on April 26th We will be at the Earth Day celebration from 11am – 4pm. We are [...]

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HuffPostGreen

Waste To Waves Recycling Program Gives Foam A Second, Ocean-Friendlier Life The Huffington Post | By Gabriela Aoun Holiday shopping is upon us, and whether they do it in the stores or online, Americans are going to buy an absurd number of appliances, electronics, gizmos and gadgets in the run-up to Christmas. With those gifts will come millions of pounds of packaging. While the cardboard box encasing your flat screens and Vitamixes typically can be recycled, the protective packaging foam [...]

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  We will be collecting styrofoam in Malibu at the Winter Wonderlands event, organized by Monarch Estates. Bring clean, white, expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam from packaging material. Do not bring food contaminated foam or foam from peanuts. The foam will be recycled to make surfboards! Check out the FAQ if you have any questions on materials. If you make a charitable donation at the event, 100% of the proceeds support the non-profits present at the event. DATE: Saturday November 16, [...]

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VolcomPipePro_2013_2

The waves are firing at Pipe and now we are collecting styrofoam at he Volcom Pipe Pro 2013.  During the waiting period, you can bring your waste foam to the surf shop, Tropical Rush, in Haleiwa. You can literally “Turn your trash to slash” by bringing your waste foam to Tropical Rush. Several pro surfers at the contest have surfboards made from recycled EPS surfboard blanks, and they love how the recycled blanks surf. Check out this video from Torrey [...]

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Irvine Shred-Clean Event- Flierfinal

If you live in Orange County (CA), bring your post holiday foam to these two locations on Saturday January 5th. 1. Lakeview Senior Center – 20 Lake Road, Irvine, 2. Heritage Community Park – 14301 Yale Ave, Irvine, 9am – 12pm

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ReefHawaiianPro_2012

If you live in Hawaii, bring your waste styrofoam to the Reef Hawaiian Pro on the North Shore of Oahu this weekend, Nov 16-18. Waste to Waves will be operating a styrofoam collection station at the Reef Hawaiian Pro, to recycle waste polystyrene foam (a.k.a. “styrofoam”) into new surfboard blanks. You can literally “Turn your trash to slash” by bringing your waste foam to the contest site during hours of live competition. Several pro surfers at the contest are riding [...]

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