Aquarium of the Pacific Foam Drive Was A Swimming Success0
This past Saturday, January 14th, Waste to Waves set up shop at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA. There was a steady flow of people and businesses coming every 15-30 minutes to drop off their waste polystyrene foam. Most people were really happy to have a way to recycle waste foam. A number of surfers also stopped by our booth (drawn like flies to honey) and they were impressed that waste EPS foam can be repurposed into new surfboards.
We filled a 40′ dumpster about 1/3 full. Very impressive. We are still waiting for the final weight.
Thanks go to our sponsors, who worked very hard to get the word out and put on the event. Waste Management, Aquarium of the Pacific, Surfrider, and Reef and Spy.
The next EPS collection event is January 21st at SoCal’s heartbeat of surfing, Malibu.