What should I do with my kayak at the end of its life?

Under normal conditions of storage and use, reinforced PVC product life span is 5 - 10 years. Extreme, high-volume commercial use may reduce expected life span, however, proper maintenance, cleaning and repair can certainly extend life span. See the product Owner’s manual(s) for details.

Even after you’ve done everything possible to extend the life of your product, it will eventually reach a point where it can no longer continue to serve its intended purpose. Below are a few disposal options.

Upcycling/ Recycling: Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming by-products and discarded materials into new products, thereby extending and enhancing the value of the material. Reinforced PVC is extremely durable material which offers the benefit of being strong, rugged and waterproof. There are many upcycling options available. Search social media platforms to tap into great creative ideas and potential material demand. There are also groups such as TerraCycle (www.terracycle.com) that can help find sustainable options for upcycling/recycling of reinforced PVC material.

Mechanical recycling: Our 4P reinforced PVC may be mechanically recycled in regions with the proper recycling facilities.

Incineration/ energy recovery: Our 4P PVC may be utilized for energy in regions with the proper energy recovery facilities. Incineration should be performed only by a certified facility licensed to incinerate thermoplastic polymers. Do not attempt to DIY.

Landfill: When other options are not available and disposal in a landfill is necessary, disposal should be done in accordance with all applicable national, regional and local laws and regulations. Disposal in this manner poses no known human, ecological, or toxicological hazards, but is not a sustainable practice.

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