Give your outdoor equipment a second life

A quality material can be kept for a long time if it is well maintained, but what can be done with a fleece or a tent that has been worn down to the rope? Instead of keeping them in a cupboard, recycle them, as well as all the things you haven’t used for years!

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Recycling and second hand

See first if you can’t make someone else happy. Solutions include, for example, recycling centres, second-hand sites, textile containers… Thus, you can offer clothes or equipment that you no longer use to a charity or sell them to interested people.

Creative possibilities with a tent

The most creative turn their old fleece into a blanket, a comfortable cushion or an adventurous doll. By following the Rope-Rugs technique, you can also perfectly use old climbing ropes to weave a doormat or a coloured carpet. With an old tent, instead, start making practical waterproof accessories, such as ponchos and shopping bags from WiTHiNTENT. Finally, if you are one of those who can’t get rid of their used shoes, put plants in them and install them in the garden or on the terrace. It’s perfectly ecological.

Brands that recycle

Some brands of outdoor equipment take back their equipment for recycling. Patagonia, for example, has created its own recycling program.