Skateboards are a spectacularly natural resource-intensive product, reliant on the wood from 3-5 maple trees to produce one deck. And when it’s broken we generally just throw the deck away; for the environmentally conscious skater, board-breaking can be heartbreaking in more ways than one. Dave Bachinsky is working to reverse this wastefulness by upcycling discarded decks into useful products. Learn how he gives these old boards new life in the latest “Life Style.”
To purchase Dave’s creations visit ShapeThree.com. A portion of each purchase is donated to the local skatepark in Lowell, Massachusetts.