Waste to Waves would not be possible without the following companies stepping up:

Sustainable Surf

Waste to Waves is a project of Sustainable Surf, which is responsible for program development, management, overseeing operations, and impact evaluation.

Sustainable Surf is a new non-profit focused on helping the surf industry create more sustainable products and services.


Reef is the Presenting Sponsor of Waste to Waves. Reef also developed the creative design of Waste to Waves.

Reef is a leading maker of sandals and clothing in the action sports industry.


Spy is a Supporting Sponsor of Waste to Waves. Spy also supplies operational support for the program.

Spy is a leading maker of sunglasses and eyewear in the action sports industry.

Nell Newman Foundation

The Nell Newman Foundation is a Supporting Sponsor of Waste to Waves. The Nell Newman Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to humanitarian, scientific and environmental action that foster a resilient and restorative ecology.

Marko Foam

Marko picks up the recycled foam on their regular route to deliver new surfboard blanks to shapers. They then grind up the foam and reprocess it into new EPS blanks.

Marko Foam is a leading manufacturer of EPS surfboard blanks, and has been making EPS products since 1961. Marko developed the first recycled EPS blank in 2009

Surfrider Foundation

Surfrider will use their Chapter network to help organize foam dropoffs at participating surf shops. Surfrider will also set up post-holiday foam collection at selected beach cleanups and other events.

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 90 chapters worldwide.

Waste Management

Waste Management supports Waste to Waves by supplying large-scale EPS foam collection services at special events. These events include WREX the Halls (Dec 10-11) and the Aquarium of the Pacific (Dec 28th).

Waste Management is America’s leading provider of integrated environmental solutions. Waste Management partners with customers and communities to manage and reduce waste from collection to disposal while recovering valuable resources and creating clean, renewable energy.

Avangard Innovative

Avangard Innovative is a leading manufacturer of EPS densifier equipment. They have loaned an FD-25 densifier to Waste to Waves. This machine is currently installed at Marko Foam.