Surfrider CEO recycles EPS foam

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Jim Moriarty, CEO of the Surfrider Foundation, is stoked on the Waste to Waves bin at Surfrider Headquarters.  Apparently he just bought a new TV (after 20 years without buying one, he quickly disclaimed). If you haven’t bought one yourself lately, new TV’s come with a LOT of EPS foam. The bigger the TV, the more foam it needs to protect it during shipping and sales.

Jim said that before Waste to Waves, he would have probably been forced throw that foam in the garbage to be landfilled. There just arean’t many options for recycling expanded polystyrene foam. Instead of being disappointed and feeling somewhat guilty, now he’s stoked because he knows exactly what to do with the foam. Make it into a surfboard!

As Jim said in his recent blog post on W2W, “What better way to recycle EPS foam than into a surfboard blank. I’m not sure I can think of a better way. Nope, I can’t.”

If you have EPS foam yourself, make sure you drop it off at a participating retailer.