When most people think of sustainability, grandiose projects and costly modifications to day to day procedures is usually what comes to mind. They generally tend to overlook the little things that they can do to affect change in the world. With overpopulation and overconsumption running rampant across the globe, it's up to all of us to do what we can.
Here at Landyachtz, we strive daily to reduce the impact that we have on the planet. Little things like re-using our scrap cardboard and grip tape backing as packing materials, or ensuring that we recycle everything that we can't re-use.
We have purchased many pieces of equipment and resources that are used in the factory daily, from various manufactures that were closing shop. Everything from board presses and fiberglass, to the chair I'm sitting on and the desk my keyboard sits on. About a year and a half ago we undertook our biggest salvage project yet.
This building that we so fondly refer to as the factory, was deemed a tear down, but we saw the potential the building held, and weren't afraid of the restoration we'd have
to undertake. After 5 or 6 months of clearing, cleaning, patching, tearing down and building up, the building was finally ready. Once we moved in we quickly discovered that there was an already existing tenant. She was one soft little emaciated kitty. We decided to call her Dumptruck, and took her to the vet to be de-wormed. She is now quite fat, very happy, and spends her days sleeping in the Seconds shop that we have on the property.
All this being said, the best thing that we're doing to have the smallest impact possible, is build quality products. Even though our boards are slightly more expensive than some of the other brands on the market, the quality is far superior. Better quality boards and equipment, equals less broken gear being thrown out, which lessens our overall impact. Why buy a board that will break in a year when you can own one that will be with you forever.