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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, #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. Santa Cruz and Monterey: Foam collections are temporarily suspended at all shops in Santa Cruz and Monterey. We are working on a solution with another local waste hauler. Rip Curl (Santa Cruz [...]

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Upcoming Events

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Jason Gardiner, you just won yourself a brand new Timmy Patterson Ecoboard, painted by Mike Losness. When Jason picked this up, he was grinning from ear to ear, stoked. Stay tuned for another raffle soon.    

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San Francisco LOVES Waste to Waves – especially on Earthday! Sustainable Surf was proud to partner with the San Francisco Chapter of Surfrider to hold an EPS foam drop off space at their awesome Earthday Block Party. The Outer Sunset neighborhood on Taravel St. at Ocean Beach was out in full party mode for the event, and lots of folks simply walked from their houses with an arm load to drop for us. Classic SF street party with gourmet food [...]

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We collected styrofoam again at the City of Malibu for Earthday. In a word, they are stoked on Waste to Waves and are pushing foam collection hard in the city. It makes sense, because of Malibu’s history as being a leader in banning single-use food containers and of course because of Malibu’s exalted position in surfing lore. We are now working on a deeper collaboration going forward involving local schools.  

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In honor of the 42nd annual Earth Day, and to bring awareness about eco-friendly surfing practices, Reef has partnered with two non-profit organizations, Sustainable Surf and the Surfrider Foundation, for an Earth Day celebration at Buccaneer Beach in Oceanside, California on April 19th, 2012 (10am to 4:30pm). In addition to a Beach cleanup and surfboard demos, Reef is inviting the local community to bring any unwanted polystyrene foam (aka “Styrofoam) to the Buccaneer Beach Parking Lot that will be weighed, [...]

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Check out this cool article from ESPN Action Sports writer Jeffrey Dinunzio, as he looks at our Waste to Waves program.

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We are wrapping up Phase 1 of Waste to Waves. The response so far has been fantastic. We’ve collected over 4,500 lbs of EPS foam. The raffle for the free surfboard will happen March 9th at the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival. Phase 2 is now starting. Our goal is to increase polystyrene foam recycling programs everywhere. Stay tuned for more info. You can still take your foam to surf shops… and if you have a lot of foam, contact [...]

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