THE CIRCULAR SYSTEM AT NABAIJI
It's very simple and consists of three actions: reuse, repair and recycle.
If we continue to use the product, then we retain its value in full.
If we repair the product, then we add value to it.
If we recycle the product, then we recover the value of the materials.
In 2019, SUBEA and other teams at the DECATHLON Water Sports Development Centre in Hendaye started working together on projects facing the same challenges. This collaborative project aimed to build a circular economy.
At NABAIJI, we have chosen to look to the future. Our priority consists of designing new products that are part of a circular system, rather than using new resources.
In concrete terms, this entails taking the second life, or the end of life, of new products into consideration, right from the design phase. By way of example, we are conducting research into the recycling of swimsuits, neoprene wetsuits and towels. We are also working on the repair and recycling of goggles.
Our first steps towards product circularity / Episode 1 Fins with fins
Our first steps towards product circularity / Episode 2 Fins with fins recycling
Our first steps towards product circularity / Episode 3 Testing in use
Our goal is to repeat this cycle several times, so that you can buy fins in our stores that are made from your old recycled fins. That is what we call circularity.