According to Sustainable Surf, a standard built 5.8 Ib surfboard produces 10 Ib of waste materials. The average 5.5 Ib ECOBOARD certified surfboard produces only 5.9 Ibs of waste material. Because of my strict waste and recycling controls by following my 1% Initiative, a Makara ECOBOARD does even better than this. For example, a 6.6 Ib Makara produces only 1.4 Ib of waste and that includes the little stuff like masking tape, paint brushes, latex gloves, stir sticks, etc. The end result is one of the most sustainably built surfboards around.