PADI® and Circular Flow partner to help your dive centre recycle unwanted neoprene

Free collection offer of redundant wet suits and other neoprene items

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.

How to be part of this ground-breaking programme?

Circular Flow has successfully piloted the collection from the initial trial of 50 PADI UK Dive centers. The free collection service is now open to all UK PADI  Dive centers, from now until March 2023.

The free collection offer will take place on the following dates

1 November 2022

1 December 2022

1 February 2023

1 March 2023

To book your free pick up of old wetsuits or disused neoprene items, simply email [email protected] with the number of boxes to pick up, your chosen date, and your PADI Dive Centre number/Address. Circular Flow will then do the rest. You will receive confirmation of the pickup from Circular Flow.

This is now a much simpler process to help protect the planet and oceans we love.

For any general enquiries or you would welcome a  free pickup outside of the schedule do just email on [email protected] and you should receive an answer within 24 hours Monday to Friday.

Remember, We will take any product, from any brand, in any condition (as long as it’s clean and dry) and get it back to Circular Flow so that it can be returned, recycled and retailed as new products.

The even better news is that these recycled items can be then returned at the end of their life and recycled again and again!