Reef Hawaiian Pro Contest Foam Collection

When: Back to Calendar » November 16, 2012 @ 12:00 pm – November 18, 2012 @ 4:00 pm
Where: Reef Hawaiian Pro

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 surfboards made from recycled EPS surfboard blanks, and they love how the recycled blanks surf.

Surfers and visitors to the contest site should bring their waste polystyrene foam, also known as styrofoam or EPS.  Reef is operating a special Waste to Waves foam collection station, and is giving away free gifts to people who bring foam. Surfrider Hawaii is helping with logistics, and Pacific Allied Products is processing the collected foam to be recycled.

Only clean, white polystyrene foam can be collected and recycled.  If the foam is food contaminated, discolored, or not white, it cannot be recycled into new surfboard blanks.  Packing peanuts also cannot be recycled, as these are not polystyrene foam.  A complete list of acceptable materials is located at: