The Problem With Plastic...

Since the 1950’s 6.3 billion tonnes of plastic waste has been generated. It has now been found polluting almost all areas of our planet, from the summit of Mount Everest to the bottom of the oceans deepest trench.

The environment suffers at every stage of the plastic lifecycle. Oil spills from burst pipes or leaks during the extraction of petroleum, the release of plastic pellets (known as nurdles) from factories and during transportation, microplastics and plastic fibres released from items such as tyres and synthetic clothing during their lifetime, and then the obvious pollution of our natural environment from single-use plastic (and other plastics) at the end of its life.

As a producer of plastic based products Starboard understands the part we play in the plastic industry. It is our responsibility to find alternative materials for our boards, apparel and accessories; to reduce any unnecessary plastic use; to offset our plastic footprint through our POP initiative; and to spread the word throughout our network.