Starboard, the Bangkok-based watersports company specializing in paddle, surf, windsurf and kiteboards, and Royal DSM have announced a collaboration to transform discarded fishing nets from waste into high-end surfboard components. Royal DSM is a global company active in nutrition, health and sustainable living headquartered in the Netherlands. The two companies are collecting and upcycling discarded fishing nets to create a material for consumer goods, which can be used for surfboard components. The collection, sorting, cleaning and processing of discarded fishing nets helps create sustainable livelihoods for several local communities in India.