Old wetsuits bounce back with Rip Curl recycling program

August 8, 2018 BY

Rip Curl Torquay has launched a rubber recycling program for old wetsuits and rubber thongs.

IF YOUR old worn-down wetsuits and pile of worn-out rubber thongs are cluttering up your garage, Rip Curl Torquay’s Rubber Recycling program could be what you’re looking for.

Rip Curl is taking your old rubber and giving it a new life. You just have to take in your wetsuits and thongs to the Rip Curl Torquay board store and staff will take it off your hands.

If the rubber is intact, then it is passed on to be upcycled through Surfing Victoria’s Indigenous outreach program, and if it’s too worn to be useful then it is taken to a crumbing facility in Geelong where it’s crumbed down and given life as bitumen.

The program has been running for just over two months now and the first load of rubber has been taken to the crumbing facility – six full cages of wetsuits and thongs sustainably recycled.

Join the movement and reduce your rubber impact, take your old wetsuits and thongs in to Rip Curl today.

If you’re not in the Torquay region, and you still want to Recycle or Upcycle your old rubber, simply post a package to the Rip Curl Torquay store with a note inside saying if you want to Recycle or Upcycle.

Post your old wetsuits to Rip Curl Retail, 101 Surf Coast Hwy, Torquay, VIC, 3228.