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Recycle Your Wetsuits

Recycle your old Wetsuits here

We'll recycle your old wetsuits.

Wetsuits are great. They keep us warm, protected and increase our ability to surf all year round. But when we’re done with them it can be tricky to figure out what to do next. That’s where we come in!



In partnership with global recycling leader TerraCycle®, we have launched our Wetsuit Recycling Program across Australia, USA, France, Portugal and Spain. Now surfers across the globe can recycle any surf branded wetsuit at selected Rip Curl stores.

How The Recycling Process Works:

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Mail your old wetsuits back to Rip Curl OR drop off your wetsuits at your nearest selected store.

Terracycle

Your old wetsuit is then sent with others collected to TerraCycle®.

Recycle

Once your wetsuits arrive at a TerraCycle® Material Recovery Facility (MRF), they will be processed into secondary raw materials.

Playgrounds

This new raw material can then be used for the creation of things like soft fall matting for playgrounds.

Please note this program is only available in France, Portugal and Spain.

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How to Mail In Your Wetsuit


  1. Rip Curl accepts all brands of wetsuits and neoprene surf accessories. Neoprene gloves and boots must come in pairs. Helmets and diving suits are not accepted.
  2. Contact [email protected] to give your contact details (Last Name, First Name, Email Address) to one of our sales assistants who will register your shipment and provide you with a shipment number.
  3. Pack your item in a box suitable for shipping, mentioning the shipping number communicated previously. Only one item is accepted per person*. 
  4. Send your package directly to :
    RIP CURL, WETSUIT RECYCLING,
    407 av. de la Tuilerie, 40150 Soorts-Hossegor, FRANCE
    Please note you will need to pay for postage.
  5. After validation of receipt of your package, you will receive a voucher (within 7 working days) worth 25 €.

    Terms of Use:
    - To be used on the entire e-commerce website immediately or for a future purchase
    - Minimum order of 80 €
    - Validity period: 6 months from the date of issue of the voucher
    - The vouchers are not cumulative : you can only use one voucher per order*


    *If you wish to send several items in your shipment, you must provide as many contact details are there are items in the shipment. For example, if you send one wetsuit and one pair of boots (2 items total), you have to provide two contact details. Your shipment cannot exceed 20kg.
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How to Drop them off in our Stores


  1. Rip Curl accepts all brands of wetsuits and neoprene surf accessories. Neoprene gloves and boots must come in pairs. Helmets and diving suits are not accepted.
  2. You give the used wetsuits to the salesperson/store manager.
  3. Simply provide your contact details to the store manager (Last name, First name, E-mail address), so that Rip Curl associates it with its recycling program.
  4. The store manager generates a voucher worth 25 €. You get one voucher per item accepted (1 item = 1 wetsuit or 1 hood or 1 pair of boots or 1 pair of gloves.


    Terms of Use :
    - To be used in the receiving store immediately or during a future visit
    - Usable for the purchase of wetsuits only (from 3/2 and above)
    - Validity period: 6 months from the date of issue of the voucher
    - The vouchers are not cumulative : you can only use one voucher per wetsuit purchased

You do not need to clean your wetsuit before dropping it off for recycling, however, Rip Curl stores will not accept wet items, so please make sure your items are dry. Wet items, non-accepted items or single boots or gloves do not allow for vouchers and will not be returned. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Participating in this program is easy! See answers to frequently-asked questions here.

What can I recycle through this program?

Any brand of used surfing wetsuits. The program does not accept Helmets, Diving dry suits, Single boots or Single gloves. Non-accepted items will not be returned.

Where can I Find my Closest Selected Store

Fond here all the participating stores :
FRANCE :
- Rip Curl Store Paris
- Rip Curl Store Chamonix
- Rip Curl Store Mérignac
- Rip Curl Store Biarritz
- Rip Curl Store Biarritz Girl
- Rip Curl Store Hossegor Men
- Rip Curl Store Hossegor Girl
- Rip Curl Store Technique Soorts
- Rip Curl Store Outlet Soorts
- Rip Curl Store Anglet
- Rip Curl Store Bidart
- Rip Curl Store Toulouse
- Rip Curl Store Arcachon
- Rip Curl Store Alpe d'Huez
- Rip Curl Store Mimizan
- Rip Curl Store Sable D'Olonne
- Rip Curl Store Biscarosse
- Rip Curl Store Brest
- Rip Curl Store Lacanau
- Rip Curl Store Hyres
- Rip Curl Store Moliets

PORTUGAL
- Rip Curl Store Peniche Men
- Rip Curl Store Peniche Girl
- Rip Curl Store Baleal
- Rip Curl Store Caparica
- Rip Curl Store Matosinhos
- Rip Curl Store Ericeira

ESPAGNE

- Rip Curl Store Barcelone
- Rip Curl Store Tarifa
- Rip Curl Store Viladecans

Are there any costs associated with participing in this program?

Rip Curl sponsors this national recycling program, if you are shipping your items, you only need to pay for postage.

Do I need to clean the items before I send them to Rip Curl?

No, you do not need to clean your wetsuit before dropping it off for recycling. Rip Curl Stores will not accept dripping items, so please make sure your items are dry.

Do I need to pay for postage?

You will need to pay for postage to recycle your items.

What happend when I drop off my wetsuit?

Once your wetsuits arrive at a TerraCycle® Material Recovery Facility (MRF), they will be processed into secondary raw materials. This new raw material can then be used for the creation of things like soft fall matting playgrounds.

Vouchers

Vouchers obtained by participating in this program are non-refundable, non-divisible, cannot be exchanged for money and cannot be replaced in case of theft or loss.

Participation

You may participate to the program by mail if you live in France, Portugal or Spain. Participation exclusively for persons over 18 and acting as consumers or non-professionals.

No cancellation of participation

Once you mailed your items or dropped them in a shop, you expressly recognize you transfer their property to Rip Curl. Whether you used your voucher or not, you won’t be able to recover them.

Looking To Repair Your Wetsuit Instead?

Our Wetsuit Service Center is owned and operated by Rip Curl which means you will receive the best quality service.

Our Commercial Warranty includes:
• 3 years on stitching
• 1 year on all other materials
• 3 months on accessories

We are also able to repair wetsuits that are out of warranty to prolong the life of your favorite suit.

Learn more about our Wetsuit Service Centre here

Shop Out Latest Wetsuits

These wetsuits are designed for premium durability and flexibility when you’re out on The Search. The perfect balance between function and aesthetic, with innovative fast drying technology.

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PERSONAL DATA:
We are committed to respecting privacy and security of personal data, according to EU Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and Council, dated April 27, 2016 (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”) and French law n°78-17 of 6 January 1978 modified by law n°2018-493 of 20 June 2018. For the purposes of this clause, “Personal Data” shall be understood according to the definition given by GDPR.

When participating in this program, we collect and process the following personal data: Full name and E-mail address. This data is collected and processed for the good performance of the recycling program. It is used in order to issue the vouchers.

The legal basis for this collection and processing is your consent (you giving this information to us) and our legitimate interest for the proper performance of the recycling program. All collected data is stored for the validity duration of the corresponding voucher, or longer only when required by law. The data controller is the company Rip Curl Europe, located 407 avenue de la Tuilerie, 40150 Soorts-Hossegor, FRANCE. You can withdraw your consent to the use of your personal data at any time. It is reminded that, in accordance with European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, you have a right to access, to rectify, to erase or to limit the processing of your personal data. You also have the right to data portability and to oppose to commercial prospection. You can exercise your rights by contacting: [email protected] You can submit any complaint regarding our use of your personal data here : http://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm or before the locally competent authority.

 

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