You may have heard of turning swords into plow shears but, turning hockey sticks into coral reef? Well, that’s just what some researchers in Florida are trying to do. All those broken sticks will be used to help build artificial reefs in the waters off southwest Florida. It’s part of the Rink to Reef project. So why hockey sticks? They’re a carbon composite material, so they don’t break down easily. So, you’re throwing them in a landfill and they’re just sitting there. And the repurposed sticks will soon be home to marine life. These Lincoln Log structures tethered underneath our local docks, oysters are able to grow all over this vast area. Those oysters help filter water. 20,000 gallons of water per day can be filtered when one of these is fully functional. A way to deal with environmental waste, providing a home for animals and helping clean waterways. They call that a hat trick. For InsideEdition.com, I’m Stephanie Officer. (playful music)

Broken Hockey Sticks Are Turned Into Artificial Reefs
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71 thoughts on “Broken Hockey Sticks Are Turned Into Artificial Reefs

  • September 9, 2019 at 4:20 pm
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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:20 pm
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    So many vids…

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    💙

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    First baby

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    First to comment

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:20 pm
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    Love the vida

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:20 pm
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    Early plz reply

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:20 pm
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    Hilitex

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    Nine

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:20 pm
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    That’s kinda gross

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:20 pm
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    First

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:20 pm
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    Make a Memeside Edition channel

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:21 pm
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    This have no views but it have 53 likes and 12 comments

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:21 pm
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    First viewer

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:21 pm
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    How do you post so much I one day

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:21 pm
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    I thought it said honey sticks

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:21 pm
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    Go eagles!

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:21 pm
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    They call that a hat trick 😉

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:22 pm
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    19 likes,1 dislike,no views,one comment, YT is drunk

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:22 pm
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    I turned a broken hockey stick I found in an alley into a New Fully Functional Tactical Hockey Stick.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:22 pm
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    Inside edition need to make a meme video now I've been waiting for days 🤣

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:22 pm
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    What catcfju

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:24 pm
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    You got a good recipe for pasta?

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:25 pm
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    Who knew oysters could benefit from old broken hockey sticks..

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:25 pm
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    Justin Trudeau Has entered the Chat

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:27 pm
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    Im ready for that Bordelands 3 too drop👌

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:28 pm
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    Wow AB is really a patriot huh smh

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:28 pm
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    Reefs: help! HELP US!
    Broken hockey stick: allow me to introduce myself

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:29 pm
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    Very amazing

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:29 pm
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    Florida, of course.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:29 pm
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    Hi

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:35 pm
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    Briliant

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:44 pm
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    Love this!!

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:52 pm
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    Isn't it plastic though??

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:59 pm
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    that’s so cool!!! i never knew hockey sticks had so many different purposes other than hockey

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  • September 9, 2019 at 5:03 pm
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    I want to contribute for this project … How can I help you please msg me This is my channel

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  • September 9, 2019 at 5:21 pm
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    Yay 62nd comment 😂

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  • September 9, 2019 at 5:27 pm
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    🤮🏒🐠🌱

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  • September 9, 2019 at 5:30 pm
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    Yall wanna know what i do i forget about hockey sticks!!

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  • September 9, 2019 at 5:30 pm
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    Finally something is being done about our earth

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  • September 9, 2019 at 6:06 pm
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    YUM YUM carbon composite polymers , ala oysters

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  • September 9, 2019 at 6:23 pm
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    Wait a second Florida isn’t being weird

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  • September 9, 2019 at 6:28 pm
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    blessings to you in Jesus' name

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  • September 9, 2019 at 7:03 pm
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    Filter polluted water with them oysters and let’s eat them. Eat the polluted oysters. Yummy!

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  • September 9, 2019 at 7:08 pm
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    Good to know we're making up for all our damn polluting.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 7:27 pm
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    Does this mean I have to support hockey, so they can break more sticks for more reefs?

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  • September 9, 2019 at 7:33 pm
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    How not just make hockey sticks for this exact purpose….you’ll get so much more!

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  • September 9, 2019 at 7:46 pm
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    Now this is more like it!

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  • September 9, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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    Reef: help I don’t want to go extinct

    Hockey stick: don’t worry bro

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  • September 9, 2019 at 8:02 pm
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    Anyone Miss Lisa from 2017?

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  • September 9, 2019 at 8:45 pm
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    you're welcome

    From Canada 😂

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  • September 9, 2019 at 8:52 pm
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    Florida Has became my stupid state to now the wholesome state for me 😀

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  • September 9, 2019 at 9:31 pm
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    What about the paint on the sticks 🤔..but great idea we need more of this, I'm all for saving the planet 👏👏

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  • September 9, 2019 at 9:49 pm
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    #SaveTheTurtles Sksksksksk

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  • September 9, 2019 at 9:52 pm
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    Fisherman hate em

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  • September 9, 2019 at 9:54 pm
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    Now…. Find a recycle purpose for hockey pucks.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 11:39 pm
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    Each like ill type reef

    Reef

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  • September 9, 2019 at 11:42 pm
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    This isn’t true wink

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  • September 10, 2019 at 12:00 am
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    What about the paint and chemicals in the sticks?

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  • September 10, 2019 at 1:29 am
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    This is awesome! Way to recycle!

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  • September 10, 2019 at 1:46 am
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    Dang this is big brain.

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  • September 10, 2019 at 2:44 am
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    Lol of course it's Florida

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  • September 10, 2019 at 5:20 am
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    Sounds cool.

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  • September 10, 2019 at 8:30 am
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    Great to see people caring for the environment.

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  • September 11, 2019 at 3:17 am
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    Breaking news: Florida man helps coral reefs to be restored in Florida and recycles useful junk

    I Salute

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