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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 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, #6, Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam.  This is exactly the same foam used [...]

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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. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Los Angeles County: Earth Technologies – 1647 Sepulveda Blvd, Unit 7, Torrance CA 90501 Orange County: Pure Glass - 1777 Placentia, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Foam E-Z – 6455 Industry Way, [...]

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Upcoming Events

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We love this comment. This is exactly what we want to create. Thank you Alan, for elegantly stating how our program works.

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So – we get asked all the time, “What actually happens to all of the waste styrofoam you guys collect?” Well, if a picture is worth 1000 words, then this video has more letters than a complete set of Harry Potter books. Enjoy this behind the scenes look at what happens after you drop off your EPS foam in a Waste to Waves bin at your favorite local surf shop. The foam is “densified” and shipped off to be remanufactured [...]

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The Surfrider Foundation CEO, Jim Moriarty, has just completed a 3-part blog series about the personal journey he took to get his own “better” surfboard made – starting off with a recycled Marko EPS foam blank, which was shaped by a local SoCal & world legend, Timmy Patterson, and finally glassed with Entropy Resins “Super Sap” bio-based epoxy resin. #1  The Blank: #2  The Shaper: #3  The Glassing: *And not surprisingly, Jim’s new board meets the basic requirements [...]

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Sustainable Surf’s own Kevin Whilden will be in the spotlight during the 10:am hour slot on Weds, June 20th on the ISD Web-a-Thon, to talk about the Waste to Waves program! We are stoked to be in the grouping that includes Lost’s Matt “Mayhem” Biolos, the North Shore’s own Makua Rothman, and the new Surfrider Chapter from Morocco! Be Sure to tune in live here: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ISD Web-a-Thon: AN EIGHT HOUR EXTRAVAGANZA OF SURFING AND SHENANIGANS with your hosts [...]

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The Surfrider Foundation CEO, Jim Moriarty, just posted a blog about getting his own surfboard made from recycled EPS. A better surfboard; a better surfboard blank June 14 2012 | Joy, Waves, Culture Shifting, Surfing, All surfers know that even though we are submersed in the natural elements what is under our feet, our surfboard, is anything but natural. What surfers don’t know is that options are available now… right now. A less toxic surfboard, with a much lighter [...]

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Rob and Michael testing their "guess your weight" skills with a bag of collected EPS foam

  Sustainable Surf joined with Waste to Waves partner, REEF, on Thurs, April 19th as they closed up the corp offices in Carlsbad, and held their company Earthday event at Buccaneer Beach in Oceanside, CA. Along with the usual beach cleanup activities, we held a Waste to Waves styrofoam drive event open to the public, which included a contest for bring the most styrofoam packaging waste ( a.k.a. EPS foam) – with the winner getting a free surfboard made from [...]

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