UK - British Company Working To Create World’s First Recycled Wetsuit
A British company is looking to make surfing more sustainable with the world’s first recycled wetsuit.
For surfers, having a good wetsuit is almost as important as having a good board. But U.V. rays, saltwater and wear and tear can quickly take their toll.
“Most wetsuits only last two years and after that there’s no known kind of guidance about what to do with them at the end of their life,” says Tom Kay, the founder of sustainable outdoor brand Finisterre.
Most are made with neoprene, which doesn’t break down. Often, wetsuit waste ends up in landfills.