Coffee Cup Collective is always excited when we find local people who care about the environment and coffee cups as much as we do! Korey Nolan is one of those people. Many of you may be familiar with him and his surfboard made from Styrofoam Dunkin’ cups. Korey embodies the mission of our company and many others working to educate and change the culture of waste, convenience, and single-use products.
His love for the environment and surfing was united when he decided to enter into contest called the Creators and Innovators Upcycle Contest.
Last year, I was inspired by a contest called the Creators and Innovators Upcycle Contest. It is a competition sparked by Vissla, a surfwear brand, asking via Instagram for people worldwide to create a form of surfcraft from waste. They typically post an inspirational clip about upcycling and ask people to participate by designing, building, then posting their creation with the hashtag #creatorscontest to be thrown in the collective hat of the competition.