The responsible way to upgrade your wetsuit
Creating new from old
More than 1m wetsuits (that's over 8,000 tons of neoprene) go to waste every year. Neoprene is an exceptionally difficult material to recycle but, as watersports become increasingly popular, the need to find a solution is more urgent than ever.
As Europe's leading watersports specialist, we take our responsibility to the environment seriously. After years of searching, we're now able to start offering a sustainable way to recycle wetsuits at scale.
Free to WSO+Rewards members
WSO+Rewards members purchasing a new wetsuit from us, can now return an old wetsuit for recycling for free. Your trusty old suit will be processed into raw recycled neoprene, eventually finding a new life in a range of bags, gloves, hoods and socks.
There are no restrictions on brand or where the old suit was bought, we just ask it's dry and relatively clean.
How it works
Purchase any wetsuit for £150+ and get an option to add our wetsuit recycle service to your basket.
Once you know your new suit is a keeper, send your old suit to us in the special recycling bag provided.
We'll turn your old wetsuit into products such as neoprene bags, hoods and socks.
Closing the loop
We've partnered with Circular Flow, a leader in neoprene recycling and manufacturing, to launch Europe's first large scale, closed-loop recycling programme for wetsuits.
“ After six years of intensive research and overcoming many obstacles, I am delighted to be partnering with Wetsuit Outlet to kickstart neoprene recycling at scale. With our technology and Wetsuit Outlet's expertise and scale, together we can make a real impact on reducing neoprene waste. ” - Georgi Marinov, Founder Circular Flow
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