What’s an ECOBOARD ?

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Overview

An ECOBOARD is a high-performance sustainable board. ECOBOARDS have the same technical performance attributes as any modern water-sport board, while having reduced environmental and toxic impacts – through the use of more sustainable materials and manufacturing processes.

When you see a board displaying the ECOBOARD Level One or Gold Level label we have verified that it has one or more of the following attributes:

  • A measurably reduced carbon footprint
  • Renewable, recycled and/or up-cycled material inputs
  • Uses materials and processes that reduce toxicity during manufacturing

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ECOBOARD Level One

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ECOBOARD Level One, makes it easy for any board builder to get started making ECOBOARDS. By using one of the Qualified Materials (core or resin), the board will have a significant reduction in environmental footprint without affecting performance, durability, or quality.

To carry the ECOBOARD Level One designation, a board must:

  1. Use at least one Qualified Material in its construction
    • Plant-based, low to zero VOC resin* with at least 19% bio-carbon content
    • Core with at least 25% recycled or plant-based content, or wood constituting at least 50% of the board by weight
  2. Be manufactured by an approved ECOBOARD builder

There’s a minimum $1 (USD) fee per board designated as an ECOBOARD. For detailed information on the Level One designation check out the ECOBOARD Project Program Guidelines.

*Bio-content based on the fully cured resin (the sum of all component parts)

ECOBOARD Gold Level

Gold Level: Used by the highest-performing sustainable surfboards and builders, who are pushing the envelope of sustainability

The newest evolution in the ECOBOARD Project, ECOBOARD Gold Level rewards the top sustainable boards and board builders – those with the greatest environmental impact reduction. Informed by Sustainable Surf’s ECOBOARD lifecycle study, boards carrying this label are using more sustainable materials, sourced from responsible supply chains, and made by board builders with improved manufacturing processes.

To carry the ECOBOARD Gold Level designation, a board must:

  1. Use at least one Qualified Material with the Gold Level designation, and one other Qualified Material of any level (core or resin*)
  2. Be manufactured in a facility that has been Validated to produce Gold Level ECOBOARDS

There’s a minimum $1 (USD) fee per board designated as an ECOBOARD. For detailed information on the Gold Level designation check out the ECOBOARD Project Program Guidelines.

*Bio-content based on the fully cured resin (the sum of all component parts)

 

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