Thousands of skateboards are trashed everyday, Creative trashionistas are reusing and making into eyewear, furniture , jewelry and of course skateboard art. We also love these 3D Sculptures out of recycled skateboard decks from Japanese artist Haroshi.
There are over 4.8 billion dollars worth of skateboards sold every year. The ages of the buyers are getting younger, with the average being between 16 and 18. (Source) Estimates say the average person will probably go thru 2 skateboards a year, pro skaters even more so (like every day) Which means thousands of non- biodegradeable skateboards land up in landfills.
For skateboards, the best thing you can do is 1.) not break your boards 2.) Donate as much possible 3.) Reuse or 4.) Give to iride Recycle who have a listing on skateboard retailers who will collect your old and broken boards.