Nowadays, surfing has basically become synonymous with good mood and enjoyment, and now it has become one of the coolest activities. Therefore, the foam-top surfboards have become the flesh and blood of most surfers. Once a traveler Alison Teal traveled the world to surf in magical places which advocated against plastic pollution. She proudly showed her bright pink wooden board and explained that it is made of recycled foam#6 material.
Marko Foam Blanks was the first person to start recycling foam#6 into surfboards. This innovative technology can make all types of foam recycled materials (not only surfboard scrap) into high-grade, moldable materials, and then put them back into production. Marko also collaborated with Sustainable Surf to help their Eco-board project, which helps people find high-performance surfboards that have fewer environmental and toxic effects. He has launched the first batch of 25% recycled foam#6 scraps.
Foam#6 are collected first then put into a foam densifier, which breaks down the material into smaller pieces. It is called regrinding. The loose reground fragments are transported to a fixed bag and then sent to another machine that compresses the reground fragments into high-density rectangular blocks. Then, the recovered foam#6 blanks are reprocessed into Eco-friendly foam . Environmentally friendly foam materials can be recycled and then processed into usable blanks. Eco-friendly foam is an excellent blank choice for the sustainable development of the surfboard industry.
An exciting new recycling program “Waste to Waves” developed by the non-profit organization designs to transform waste foam into eco-friendly new surf products. At present, the project is in California, and the public can go to participating surf shops and put the waste foam from the packaging material dustbins into the specially marked “waste-to-wave” collection bins.