Wetsuit Upcycling Scheme - Adventure Parc Snowdonia

Wetsuit upycyling

As a community of passionate outdoor adventurers, we are incredibly passionate about the spaces that allow us to surf, explore and connect with nature. Championing the environment is integral to the enjoyment of our pursuits and we are delighted to launch our latest partnership, supporting of the great efforts from the teams behind Inland Sea and Dirtbags Climbing with our very own drop in point located in our Surf Shop! This drop in will help redirect textiles and plastic waste generated by the outdoor recreation industry from landfill. Inland Sea and Dirtbagz upcycle outdoor gear and textiles (including, but not limited to, climbing rope, wetsuits, and rucksacks) 

If you’re leaky, patched and holy wetsuit has come to the end of its lifespan and is unfortunately beyond further repair you can now drop it in to our Drop in Point, Safe in the knowledge that this will no longer be considered waste, but be upcycled into useable adventure equipment, accessories and goods. 

 Heres what the good people at Inland sea and Dirtbags Climbing have to say. 

In 2019 we chatted on our podcast with Jennifer Wood, from Dirtbags Climbing Co in the Lake District. They make amazing climbing gear made from up-cycled climbing equipment such as rope. We talked about how wetsuits can’t be recycled and will only end up in land fill often after limited use, so we decided to create some up-cycled products such as the Human Coaster, a mat to get changed on! Fast forward to 2022 and we have now collected literally 1000s of wetsuits and are currently working on a new project to up-cycle into bags and accessories.

If you have an old wetsuit which you need to chuck out, please don’t! Send to us and we will give it a completely new lease of life.

If you can ensure the wetsuit is clean and dry. Please send your old wetsuits to; Inland Sea, The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6U 


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