Alternative ways to recycle
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Alternative Ways to Recycle


Donate to RERIP

RERIP accepts old surfboards and refurbishes them, sells them, or donates them to schools, nonprofits and people in need. Unrideable and broken boards are used by artists and DIYers to create unique art pieces. Find out where you can donate your board.

Ways to Reduce

Purchase a Secondhand Surfboard

Surfboards are difficult to recycle, so consider purchasing a gently used board. BoardRecycler is a site that has online listings of surfboards for sale. Find out more about BoardRecycler.


Pick Eco-Friendly Materials

Most surfboards are made from fiberglass and polyurethane foam, which are toxic materials that can pollute the water and soil. Look for an eco-friendly board made from biodegradable material, like balsa wood, agave, bamboo or soy.

Ways to Reuse

Repurpose Your Old Board

There are tons of ways to repurpose an old surfboard. Check out Pinterest and The Indian Face for ideas and tips.

Did You Know?

Measurable Carbon Footprint

Over 600 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions are produced during a shortboard’s life cycle. This life cycle accounts for CO2 emitted during board manufacturing, repairs and disposal. The CO2 from a single board’s life cycle is the same as burning over 290 pounds of coal.

The Quest for an Eco-Friendly Board