Saturday, April 20, 2024

Wetsuit Recycling Initiative Launched By


A wetsuit recycling program, a partnership between equipment supplier, Lava Rubber and the Diveheart Foundation has been launched.

The program aims to repurpose and turn old wetsuits into usable items such as:

  • Yoga Mats.
  • Welcome mats.
  • Coasters.
  • Koozies and much more.

The program aims to make wetsuits more sustainable and environmentally friendly, since neoprene is not biodegradable.

Divers who want to recycle their old suits can drop them off at retail locations in Costa Mesa, CA and New York, NY. Alternatively, attendees of the upcoming Beneath the Sea Scuba Show in New Jersey can also drop their suits off at the show.

Commenting on the new initiative, Director of Sales & Retail Mary Lawrence said:

“We are thrilled to launch this wetsuit recycling program in collaboration with Diveheart and Lava Rubber. By repurposing old wetsuits into useful products, we not only contribute to environmental conservation but also support Diveheart’s mission of making scuba diving accessible to individuals with disabilities.”

You can find out more information here.

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for