San Clemente, CA: Ocean-friendly surfboards
Surfboards are going ocean-friendly in this California seaside town. Green Foam Blanks is inventing new ways to produce surfboards, eliminating some environmentally offensive aspects of the current industry.
For starters, the company is creating boards from recycled material and testing alternatives to neoprene―the material in wetsuits―like organic rubber.
And the city of San Clemente is considering a pilot program for recycling surfboard waste, which can be used to make car bumpers and pave roads.