Keeping surfboards out of landfills with recycling and reuse

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We've seen efforts focusing to varying extents on each of the “3Rs” of waste management — reduce, reuse and recycle — but we couldn't resist mentioning one more that recently caught our eye. It isn't brand new, but California-based Rerip is a site that aims to help surfers resell, exchange and recycle old surfboards. Polyurethane, epoxy resin and expanded polystyrene are among the harmful compounds used to make surfboards today, Rerip points out. For that reason, its mission is “to create accountability, measurability and sustainably in the surf industry,” in the site's own words. Toward that end, Rerip offers a…

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