Sustainable global circular economy for neoprene waste

Stop millions of wetsuits ending up in landfill.
Stop 60,000 tonnes of neoprene items going to landfill annually.
Expand circular offer from water sports to all neoprene based products.
Reduce global carbon emissions, contribute to the global net zero carbon goal.

Our Partners

More than just recycling, we are truly circular

Creating new from old. Delivering dramatic reduction of the environmental impact of water sports that involve neoprene, and working with global innovators in this space.

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With our retail partners, our skilled design team will create a range of high-quality circular products.

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We wanted to highlight the inventive and important work of Mahulu, one of our excellent partners.    Thanks to pollution, warmer waters, and coral bleaching to name only a few urgent problems, looking after our oceans is more important than ever. Mahulu knows that every choice we make, including what we wear, can have an impact on the marine ecosystem, making their eco-conscious wetsuits a vital innovation.   Why are their suits important? The big one is that they’re not made from neoprene, but eco-foam: a combination of extracted calcium carbonate from recycled oyster shells from the food industry, natural rubber, and sugarcane. This blend of recycled materials means a much-reduced carbon footprint, and minimal waste during the manufacturing process.   The calcium carbonate is the base of the foam, ensuring warmth, flexibility, and durability, equal if not superior to neoprene wetsuits: eco-foam is designed to withstand the harsh conditions of saltwater, UV exposure, and abrasion, ensuring a longer lifespan compared to traditional neoprene. And unlike neoprene, eco-foam wetsuits do not sag over time; its resilience is good news for the environment and for your wallet. Plus, by purchasing a Mahulu wetsuit, you help support ocean conservation: Mahulu gives 2% of sales to the NGO Living Reefs to rebuild coral reef systems.    We know that ensuring wetsuits are as sustainable as possible extends beyond manufacture and use - the process must be 100% closed loop. This is where Circular Flow comes in. With our take back scheme, Mahulu will accept any of your old wetsuits and send them to us. We’ll then turn them into new products that can be recycled and reused again and again - all with zero waste and zero non-renewable energy. A match made in heaven!
We’ve joined forces with Revivack to help you recycle your old wetsuits into brand new neoprene products!Revivack allows you to return items, such as your old phone, when they become end-of-life, so that they can be recovered properly and transparently. Their in-house technology allows them to code each product, facilitate the return, find partners and trace the journey.Their vital work supports the circular economy, which is also the core of what we do - so working with them is a no-brainer!You can learn more about the change-making work Revivack does on their website ♻️
Bodyline Wetsuits offers cost-effective wetsuit repairs. They pride themselves on the highest quality of workmanship and 5 star customer service - no wonder they work directly with the world’s leading wetsuit brands.Their strong reputation and efficient repair service is renowned within the surfing industry, so we are very pleased to be partnering with them to recycle more wetsuits!Through their expert repairs, Bodyline is actively committed to extending the life of your wetsuit - a mission that we can certainly get behind in our own fight to reduce neoprene waste ♻️
Blu Smooth specialise in custom-designed, high-performance open water swimming wetsuits tailored to the needs of each individual for unparalleled buoyancy, flexibility, and comfort. We are delighted to be partnering with them in our efforts to create a global and sustainable circular economy for neoprene waste. You can now recycle your old wetsuit with Blu Smooth! It doesn’t matter what brand it is - just visit their website and follow the instructions to send it for recycling, and Blu Smooth will offer you 15% off any of their wetsuits for your effort. Thank you for supporting an effective and sustainable solution to the problem of wetsuit disposal!
A message from our friends at Outside:Got a surfboard or wetsuit that you never use?! Come join us this Saturday (day after tomorrow) for our first big surf swap at Outside!⠀Bring up to five pre-loved, undamaged wetsuits, boards, gloves, hoods, fins or other accessories to swap, browse the rails & leave with up to five new bits you need. Any left over wetsuits will be sorted and donated to @CircularFlow.ltd, a repurposing project for unwanted neoprene.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Let’s start trading and recycling within the community ! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Entry is free but please register your interest by booking a spot on our website if you are planning to come along so that we have an idea of numbers.⠀We’re so pleased that Outside are donating all leftover wetsuits from their surf swap to us! Join them this Saturday, where our fantastic partner Simpel will also be attending and sharing their wisdom on:1. How to choose a new suit 2. How to care  3. How to repair  4. How to swap - with Outside  5. How to recycle⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Circular Flow were delighted to be asked to present our solutions at Innovate UK Business Connect’s Longer in Use and ReUse workshop on Tuesday 26th March in London. The event explored how companies wanting to keep products longer in use and reuse can be supported.It was a fantastic opportunity to discuss the proprietary technology that allows our recycled neoprene products to be used and recycled again and again, extending the use of the raw material between five and seven times. This a major step forward in CO2 reduction and preventing the extraction of petrochemicals for the manufacture of new items.Attending the workshop also meant making new connections: we had promising discussions about industrial applications of our recycled materials, and working with an adventure centre in Wales on post-consumer waste collection. So watch this space!If in the mean time you’d like to know more, do DM us or email Emma, our head of sales and commercial partnerships, at emma.mudge@circularflow.net.