Category: Environment

Craobh Woodwork

Bringing New Life to Reclaimed Scottish Timber Courtesy of Wessex Resins & Adhesives Craobh Woodwork Ltd. is tucked away in the highlands of Scotland in the small village of Culbokie. Craobh (pronounced kroov) is Gaelic for branch or tree. Founder and artisan Bruce Neill specializes in bespoke timber products from the highest quality, locally sourced …

Get Involved

5 Nonprofits to Support on Earth Day It’s a great idea to get involved by supporting environmentally responsible nonprofits in honor of Earth Day 2021 (April 22). Check out our rundown of five excellent organizations focused on various aspects of saving our planet. The brief dossiers below detail the mission, focus, and origins of each …

Celebrate Earth Day with Kids

On Earth Day & Every Day Thursday, April 22 marks the 51st Earth Day, an initiative created to diversify, educate, and advocate for the environment worldwide. This means that kids who were around for the first Earth Day way back in 1970 are now in their fifties. Thanks to this popular program, at least one …

Ventana Surfboards: Functional, Unique Works of Art

Artisanship meets Environmental Ethics Ventana Surfboards & Supplies is a surf shop that combines artisanship with environmental stewardship, resulting in gorgeous, fun-to-surf boards. Their master artisan (and co-founder), Martijn Stiphout, builds high-quality, lightweight, custom, hollow wooden surfboards. Each Ventana surfboard is a unique work of art, an heirloom built to last for generations. At least …

Upcycling Trash to Treasure

Enjoy Handplanes Bodysurfer Ed Lewis is a creator with a humble mission: Saving the planet by upcycling trash into treasure. His brainchild is Enjoy Handplanes. He founded the company in 2010 as a way to keep landfills free of broken surfboards, discarded wetsuits, and production waste while creating fun products that are environmentally responsible. It was …

Cigarette butts & epoxy are riding waves

Ciggy boards a puff of fresh air Sure, upcycling is hot. But who’d have thought you could upcycle old cigarette butts into functional, artistic surfboards? Leave it to industrial designer Taylor Lane to figure out that it can be done, and beautifully. Along with filmmaker Ben Judkins, their commitment to ocean stewardship resulted in an …

Reusable Entropy Accessories

Many components in Entropy Resins Accessory Kits are made from smooth, sturdy plastics that epoxy won’t strongly adhere to. You should be able to easily pop cured epoxy off of these items by gently squeezing or bending them. Then you can continue using those mixing sticks, mixing pots, spreaders, etc. How long this reusability lasts …

Understanding our Life Cycle Assessment

A cheat sheet of acronyms It’s hard to talk about Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) without resorting to a lot of acronyms. Before we look at why we had this assessment done for Entropy Resins, here is a handy acronym cheat sheet to keep us on track. BPA—Bisphenol A: A chemical backbone of epoxy formulations ECH—Epichlorihydrin: …