Neoprene is a type of synthetic rubber also known as a polychloroprene. When you would throw your wetsuit away, especially the older ones, the fabric can’t be re-used just like plastic bags. Unlike plastics, neoprene doesn't have a specific recycling stream. This would mean waste-processing companies would burn the materials and the waste would be stored at a dumping ground. In this way our old wetsuit would become useless, that’s why we want to give your neoprene gear a second life!