Join the wave – reduce, reuse and refuse
This one-of-a-kind Trash-Board by The Trash Traveler and Steve Surfboards is created entirely from collected waste.
Shedding light on plastic pollution to protect our oceans with extraordinary creative projects – Portugal-based Andreas Noe of The Trash Traveler and Štěpán Řezníček of Steve Surfboards brilliantly craft a ‘Trash-Board’.
“Yearly, more than 8 million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean – we need to focus on reducing packaging, reusing as much as we can and refusing single use items.
Together with 600 people, I cleaned 1.1 million cigarette butts within two months in Portugal. However, it’s not about cleaning but – raising awareness and changing our habits!” says Noe.
With a mission of changing the world in a fun and positive way, this incredible project goes by ‘Fresh fish from the fridge’.
The name says it all – fish eating what humans leave behind.
Made completely out of waste – this eye-catching surfboard strongly focuses on a circular economy, sustainable lifestyle and zero-waste alternatives.
Giving trash value again – they used an old fridge that was discarded close to sea, stripped the Styrofoam and glued it together to fabricate the surfboard blank.
To decorate the deck and bottom, they utilized the waste collected from the ocean and beach comprising – bits of clothing, face masks, 2000 cigarette butts, bottle caps and a wide variety of microplastics.
They further used leftover fiberglass for the lamination process of this symbolic piece of art.
“Our purpose was to create something valuable out of trash that we find closeby or on the beaches. This object also serves as a functional surf. And it surfs great!” Noe adds.