The design and change over time, and divers themselves grow and shrink. If you've been diving for years, it's likely you have a wetsuit or two that you no longer wear, perhaps because it doesn't fit, or you've upgraded to a newer model. Have you ever wondered what to do with that old wetsuit? There are several options for getting that suit out of storage and into the hands of someone who can repurpose it.
You can send used neoprene to many companies who in turn will turn it into something new. There are companies or groups that take donated items and recycle them into laptop bags, messenger bags, bicycle gear and other items. In addition to wetsuits, they accept bicycle tires for reuse, and they have many retail locations where environmentally conscious people can drop off their donated materials.
Lava Rubber of New Jersey, USA accepts by mail to be made into mats. These mats are custom made for doors, boats and even pet food mats. A California company has begun making yoga mats from 100% recycled wetsuits. The mats are made of closed-cell neoprene and are designed to provide comfort and excellent grip in wet or dry conditions.