Rip Curl strives to act and think sustainably, from everyday office practices to operational processes and event management. We aim to create sustainable processes in our product development and encourage employees to follow Rip Curl’s Community and Environment based values.
Each year our longest-running and largest event on the calendar, The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, is run in an entirely plastic-free environment. With each Rip Curl Pro, we aim to find new ways to work with local governing bodies to better manage event waste management and continually divert greater amounts of waste from landfill.
Another huge event on our calendar, The Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang, is a proud supporter of Plastic Free Uluwatu, the non-profit organisation working to improve the Waste Management System in Pecatu Village. Each year the event calendar includes a full day where competitors and event staff clean up the local beaches and valleys behind the beaches.
With Rip Curl Planet front of mind, we strive to act and think sustainably in all that we do.
Wetsuit Take Back Recycling Program
In partnership with global recycling leader TerraCycle, Rip Curl is pleased to announce a wetsuit recycling program available to surfers around Australia beginning May 10th, 2021.
In partnership with global recycling leader TerraCycle, Rip Curl is pleased to announce the launch of a Wetsuit Take Back Recycling Program across Australia. Surfers across the country can now recycle any surf branded wetsuit at participating Rip Curl stores in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia. All recycled rubber will now be repurposed for use in the safety attenuation layer of soft fall matting used at playgrounds and outdoor gyms.