Did you know the surfing industry creates 220,000 tons of CO2e per year? In English this is equivalent to taking 43,137 cars off the road.
This is why here at Surfboards UK Ltd sustainability is on of our main focuses in our surf shop. Becoming one of a few UK based companies to join the ECOBOARD project (http://www.sustainablesurf.org/ecoboard/manufacturers/is) is just one of our steps to do our bit to keep the industry sustainable.
What does this mean though? This means that we are verified to produce a surf board with the same technical attributes as any modern surfboards, whilst having reduced environmental and toxic impacts.
How we do this.
Through the whole process of making surfboards we are as sustainable as possible striving towards the most eco friendly surfboards. This starts with our EPS blanks being 100% recyclable. All our off cuts and even our foam dust goes back to the supplier to be re made into new blanks. This is all done within the UK to reduce travel emissions.
Moving into the laminating room we use Bio entropy resin which is one of the most sustainable resins on the market with 29% bio carbon content. Which again we source from with in the UK to cut down on travel emissions.
The most ECO friendly surfboards is a surfboard that is made to last in the market for a very long time, which is why we make our products to the best of our ability with high quality materials. We offer a 1 year warranty to encourage our customers to get dings repaired, as quickly as possible to do as little long lasting damage. This means our surf boards will last longer than any surfboard on the market.
Our surf shop
Going away from actual surfboards we still try and do as much as we can in our building itself e.g, heaters on timers, LED lights and recycling. You will also find a lot of our walls are insulated with old surfboard blanks and dust from PU surfboards, to minimise energy use as well as recycle old surfboards.