C Johnson wrote:to the OP.
no it is not green.
the companies that sell gear would like us to think so though so that we feel better about buying more.
As far as picking up trash goes and not littering. that's a good idea but don't be fooled into thinking its enough to save the environment. Unless of course we can figure out a way to stop the frequent storm surges brought on by hurricanes, tropical depressions and typhoons not to mention the occasional tsunami from sweeping huge amounts of waste products into the ocean every year.
I agree - picking up trash, participating in beach cleanups (without being ordered by a judge
) is sort of a given for us (isn't it?). But where are the bold moves? Discussions about gear are about price, price, price - and the cheap shit is made in China, Taiwan and only God-knows-where - where's basically zero awareness (or even consideration) for any 'green' impact. Just thinking about it that's probably also true for the 'expensive' brands.
Just looking at the boards - surfboards: foam core, TDI, epoxy, you friggin' name it what could cause cancer, decease and makes your eyeballs fall out (could be nuclear?
) - there gotta be a better way to produce this stuff. Or is it just the little guy with his surf shack sticking his head out?
I know, I know - i probably got hit by a green train.
But we gotta change, some industries are on it and I think, it's time ...