Welcome! It's called "Lava Rubber" because of it's spiritual similarity to molten lava. Just like a mighty volcano naturally recycles the Earth into fertile terrain, we do the same with donated "trash" headed for a landfill. Instead of ending it's life in a dark & stinky landfill, we upcycle these "super materials" and help them become useful again. Keeping lively material out of landfills has been the #1 priority and our mission since day one. We started collecting scraps from surfers, divers, schools, camps, outdoor shops & manufacturers making the gear we wear. We didn't stop there! In 2013, we became very proud partners with Terracycle. We have been working together for the last three years to invent new product solutions for "hard to recycle" waste streams. Initially, we wanted to find an answer for the tons of neoprene and other useable scrap headed for a landfill each year. Since then, we have grown into a reliable upcycler of : surf/dive rubber, gaskets, weatherstripping, wheelchair seat molds, juice pouches, mis-printed yoga pants and many other "clean" donations we use to formulate Lava Rubber.
Once we have our lava, we can die-cut and print any way our customers like. When we first began as the "OVNY" brand, it was just board-coasters and changing mats. Since then, we have made some cool doormats, pet-food mats, coasters and kneeling pads for the garden. We also have some great new projects in the Lava Rubber pipeline. All our mats are upcycled and handmade right here in sunny Point Pleasant Beach, NJ.
We have paid extra attention to every aspect of our new product line. Even our packaging is re-usable. We partnered with artist friend Dan May who has a limited print on the backside of all our belly-bands. For a metaphysical boost, all our screen printed labels are infused with pulverized amethyst powder. In turn, Mother nature hooks us up in the karma loop and brings us into your view. Enjoy!
We bring to you "Lava Rubber" the most considerate mat and coaster line on the planet!
Zach & Fiji
PS- Please post photos and tag us @lavarubber
Send donations to :
2138 Bridge Ave.
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742