One of the most significant ways we can honour our legacy and give back to current and future generations is to do our part to operate the PADI® organization responsibly, support a sustainable dive industry and protect the ocean on which all life depends. With that in mind, PADI® is delighted to be partnering with Circular Flow to offer our UK Dive Centres the chance to recycle unwanted wetsuits and other neoprene products.
It has been calculated that, globally, an estimated 8,380 tonnes of old wetsuits lie unused every year, with the majority probably headed for landfill. The huge growth in the popularity of water sports, coupled with the lack of sustainable collection and recycling systems for this type of product means that this issue is more serious than ever. Finding an effective and sustainable solution to the problem of disposing of wetsuits and other neoprene products has become one of the core goals of Circular Flow.