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Surf Brands Reuse Board Dust to Protect Environment: Aims to Recycle 250,000 Pounds in First Year

A major category for surf retail business, surfboard sales generated more than $160.6 million in 2010. Staying true to their commitment to the environment, the surf community's proud to recognize a new solution that will protect the environment.

PRLog - Aug. 23, 2011 - ALISO VIEJO, CALIF. (August 23, 2011) — It is no secret that the surf community has battled the challenge of what to do with leftover polyurethane dust, which is the result of shaping a surfboard from a block of foam. A major product category for surf retail business, surfboard sales generated more than $160.6 million in 2010 according to the 2010 SIMA Retail Distribution Study. As a community, the surf industry strives to protect and preserve the very livelihood of their sport – the world’s oceans and beaches. Staying true to their commitment to the environment, the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) Board Builders’ Committee is proud to recognize a new solution for excess dust that will also protect the environment.

California-based surfboard brands Lost Surfboards, Dewey Weber Surfboards, Soul Stix Surfboards, Stone Steps Manufacturing, T. Patterson Surfboards and Channel Islands Surfboards, along with foam manufacturers US Blanks and Surf Blanks America and cutting house Pro-Cam, have joined forces with the makers of SPILLINEX™. By donating their leftover dust to SPILLINEX™, shaping dust is now being reused rather than simply being disposed. As certified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to be an environmentally safe sorbent for use during the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill, SPILLINEX™ is a powder compound that is used to contain and absorb a variety of liquids, including the ability to absorb oil in water, leaving clean water after removal. Surfboard dust accounts for up to 80% of the SPILLINEX™ composition.

“As a surfboard brand owner and the Chairman of the SIMA Board Builder Committee, I know I can speak for most surfboard manufacturers when I say how excited I am about being involved with the team from SPILLINEX™ to help re-purpose our excess foam dust,” said Shea Weber, SIMA Board Builder Committee Chairman and President of Dewey Weber Surfboards. “Not only have they found a home for our dust, but they’ve also come up with a compound utilizing it so that it actually helps protect the environment. The board builder community is passionate about protecting the environment and I want to thank SPILLINEX™ for taking the initiative to reach out to the SIMA Board Builder Committee and for allowing us to help them connect with some of our industry’s leaders to make this dream a reality.”

From their inception, SPILLINEX™ has reused approximately 100,000 pounds of polyurethane shaping dust. Board builders have come together with SPILLINEX™ to coordinate a dust pickup program where SPILLINEX™ collects directly from the shapers and foam manufacturers’ facilities between 15,000 and 20,000 pounds a month. Strengthening both the surf community and SPILLINEX™’s commitment to the environment, SPILLINEX™ has pledged to donate one cent per one pound of reused dust to the SIMA Environmental Fund. Through a grant-making program the SIMA Environmental Fund promotes twenty ecological and environmental organizations whose efforts are focused on enhancing the oceanic environment.

“Our partnership with the surf community is perfect, because surfers love the ocean and we strive to protect it with our product SPILLINEX™,” said SPILLINEX™’s Chief Executive Officer, Tom Rossi. “By using SPILLINEX™ to clean up auto fuel, oil, and other harmful chemical solutions, we are saving countless gallons of toxic components from entering drains that empty into a surfer’s playground – the ocean. We have also all seen the horrendous damage caused by an oil spill in our oceans. In the unfortunate event of another oil spill, SPILLINEX™ has the capacity to be on the front lines of eradicating the oil from the water, thus saving sea life and keeping the water healthy for ocean lovers and surfers.”

For more information about SIMA, please visit http://www.sima.com. For more information on SPILLINEX™, please visit http://www.spillinex.com.

ABOUT SIMA
The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) is the official working trade association of more than 300 surf industry suppliers. Founded in 1989, SIMA is a non-profit organization that serves to promote awareness of the surf industry and participation in the sport of surfing through public relations efforts and a variety of services, educational programs and research. In addition, SIMA actively supports oceanic environmental efforts through its 501(c)(3) charitable environmental foundation, the SIMA Environmental Fund. In the past 21 years, SIMA's Environmental Fund has raised more than $5.4 million for environmental groups seeking to protect the world's oceans, beaches and waves. The SIMA Humanitarian Fund, also a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, was established in 2006 to award grants to various surf or boardsport related social and humanitarian non-profit organizations whose efforts are focused on improving the quality of life, health and/or welfare of people.  For more information on SIMA, please visit www.sima.com. Follow SIMA on Twitter.com/SIMA_SURF.

ABOUT SPILLINEX™
SPILLINEX™, a 100% recycled product of MONARCH GREEN, INC. (USA), is a revolutionary compound having the unique ability to contain and adsorb a wide variety of spilled liquids, including new and used oil, paint, diesel, gasoline, anti-freeze, hydraulic and brake fluids, cooking oils, syrup, eggs, honey and much more. Remarkably, SPILLINEX™ easily adsorbs oil in water, leaving clean water after removal. SPILLINEX™ is increasingly being employed by private enterprise and government agencies to clean up hazardous spills that would otherwise find their way into waterways and oceans. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) deemed SPILLINEX™ to be an environmentally safe sorbent for use during the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill. MONARCH GREEN, INC. is a cutting edge, environmentally advanced organization committed to the worldwide GREEN movement. Working closely with like-minded organizations within multiple industries, including the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association and their members, MONARCH GREEN, INC. is proud to repurpose industrial waste products into distinctive, renewed uses that ease the burden on Mother Earth. MONARCH GREEN, INC. owns all Intellectual Property Rights related to SPILLINEX ™ (patent pending). For more information on SPILLINEX™, please visit www.spillinex.com.

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The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) is the official working trade association of more than 300 surf industry suppliers. Founded in 1989, SIMA is a non-profit organization that serves to promote awareness of the surf industry and participation in the sport of surfing through public relations efforts and a variety of services, educational programs and research. In addition, SIMA actively supports oceanic environmental efforts through its 501(c)(3) charitable environmental foundation, the SIMA Environmental Fund. In the past 21 years, SIMA's Environmental Fund has raised more than $5.4 million for environmental groups seeking to protect the world's oceans, beaches and waves. The SIMA Humanitarian Fund, also a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, was established in 2006 to award grants to various surf-related humanitarian non-profit organizations. For more information on SIMA, please visit www.sima.com. Follow SIMA on Twitter.com/SIMA_SURF.

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