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

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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: Rip Curl (Santa Cruz Outlet) – 1604 Mission St. (Westside), Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Stretch Surfboards – 983 Tower Place, Santa Cruz, 95062 Monterey: On The Beach – 693 Lighthouse [...]

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Upcoming Events

Waste to Waves

Proof Lab in Marin

We wanted to give a shout out to – Proof Lab Surf Shop – as being our farthest north collection spot for gathering waste styrofoam for the W2W program! Just across the Golden Gate bridge from SF, Proof Lab owners Nate & Will, offer those lucky residents of sunny Marin a chance to turn their – trash into slash -  too, just like their neighbors in foggy San Francisco . The W2W program is a perfect fit for Proof Lab’s [...]

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  The City of Malibu hosted an EPS collection drive on January 21st, 2012.  The event was successful, with many residents bringing their waste foam to the event.  Some people were very enthusiastic about the potential to turn their trash into new surfboards.

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Waste to Waves helped some 7th Graders collect a mountain of recycled EPS foam over the holidays. These same kids got to work with famous shapers, Cole and Timmy Patterson, to make some boards. The kids are from St. Margaret’s Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano, and they are doing a science project on eco-friendly surfboards for the Quiksilver Science Challenge. Building these boards out of recycled Marko Foam blanks is the culmination of their project. The boards will also [...]

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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 [...]

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The 7th Grade science class at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School collected a huge pile of EPS foam over the holidays. The kids put out this notice in the school newspaper. See for yourself the results. They filled up the Marko Foam van! The kids are submitting to the Quiksilver Science Challenge, and this was their community service project required for submission.  Look how much foam they kept out of our landfills and oceans.  They are now in the process of [...]

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