Since December 2011, Finnish designer Björn Holm has been collecting broken skateboards. Unsatisfied by the amount he had amassed on his own and from friends, he scoured the streets of Finland then began contacting various indoor skateboard skate parks who were happy to pass off their skateboard refuse to him.
His mission became a daunting DIY project that transforms the lifecycle from skate to surf. His project RETO (REcycle for TOmorrow), breathes new life into old skateboards (that would otherwise be piling up in landfills) by reworking them to build an eco-friendly, 6’4″, fish-shaped surfboard. Holm also uses the colors from the used boards as inspiration, transforming them into everything from furniture to art. A remarkable project of reuse and resulting in the creation of a 100% recycled surfboard comprised of a colorful rainbow of skateboard remnants.
Watch the video below to see his project come to life.