FOR A SURFSTAINABLE LIFE
Every year an astonishing 8.8 million tons of plastic are dispersed at sea worldwide. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation estimates that, if nothing is done to change this, by 2050 the total weight of plastic in oceans will surpass that of the fish that swim in them.
Although surfers are generally considered environmentally conscious, they contribute to this pollution by dispersing almost a million surfboards directly in the sea each year. Moreover, when lost at sea, surfboard blanks crumble quickly into micro-particles that are impossible to collect and extremely dangerous for animals that eat them.
ERTHA members have long been involved in the fight against this type of pollution and decided to act to substantially reduce and if possible eliminate it by creating 100% sustainable, eco-friendly surfboards.
In the last few years, the surfing world has witnessed the appearance of a lot of sustainable alternatives, such as wax, resin and more but so far they have been mostly limited to single products. ERTHA’s goal is to integrate these new eco-friendly products with high-tech, non-polluting processes to create fully sustainable and ecological boards.