The time has come and you need a new wetsuit. So, what do you do with your old wetsuit?
Wetsuits are made of neoprene which is soft and flexible yet durable and rugged. With proper maintenance, the life of your wetsuit can be extended quite a bit, but it will at some point still need replacing.
Consider recycling your old wetsuit when its time to get a new one. Help keep that old wetsuit out of our landfills. In a blog post, Wetsuit Wearhouse highlights companies that will recycle your wetsuit for free. In addition many of these companies also offer discounts towards the purchase of a new wetsuit. Although Wetsuit Wearhouse doesnt recycle in-house, they will forward your old wetsuit on for recycling in addition to offering a 15% discount on your next purchase with them.
The following companies are highlighted in the blog post about recycling wetsuits.
- Green Guru Gear
- The Freecycle Network
- Wetsuit Wearhouse
- Rip Curl and Patagonia Stores
When considering recycling your wetsuit don't overlook the recycling options available for re-purposing your wetsuit at home. You can easily make recycling your wetsuit at home a DIY project if you are handy with at needle and thimble.
Read more details about recycling your wetsuit here.
You can easily make koozies, dog beds, mouse pads, oven mitts, computer cases and yoga mats from your unwanted westuits. Watch the following videos below for DIY tips on re-purposing your old wetsuits at home.
See next page below for instructional videos about re-purposing your old wetsuits for additional use at home (koozies & Laptop cases)