In 2002, Sandrine Muller is back from a trip in Australia with lots of ideas in her backpack.
Huge fan of water sports and green advocate, she was wondering why almost surf brands were still using neoprene and old chemical blending process to create surfers second surfing skins?
As you might not know, Neoprene takes over 100 years to break down in the landfill!
So, Sandrine has created Neocombine, a french NGO where you are more than welcome to come and give your old wetsuit!
Neocombine is not only a place where you “throw” with conscious! Neocombine has developed new ways to re-use your old fashioned wetsuit: craft and beach fashion jewels!
What a great idea!
Indeed, if you live in France, don’t forget that you can give a second life to your wetsuit. maybe one day, you will re wear it as a re-use wristband!
Finally, the day you will buy a new wetsuit, you should think:
- What can I do with my old one?
- Where can I give it to recycle or re-use it?
- Is my new wetsuit made with eco materials or by local industries…
What would be mine? Patagonia. of course!