Why mess with something that is still fit for purpose?
We think it's best to put gear in the hands of students and schools that don't have the financial backing to make outdoor education a possibility. The great outdoors has long formed the focus of our lives and we believe that it is the best classroom for anyone so if we can help people experience it then it's a win win for everyone. "if it is not looking schmick, we will repair and clean it up and give it to to organisations, underrepresented schools and community programs"
It may not be fit for commercial use but that doesn't means its life ends there!
If it's not quite up to institutional rigours anymore, but still usable we will try and rehome the item. Working with many different organisations that support people sleeping rough and others in need, giving them waterproof layers, insulation and comfort.
Everything eventually comes to an end but this way materials and components can have a 2nd life
Recycling is always a last resort. It takes a lot of energy, effort and time to recycle anything. However, if it is beyond use, Offtrack will take them apart, separating pieces of fabric, zip, buckles and straps, for some exciting plans we've got down the road.
We Are Explorers - The 2nd Life Project
Take a look at an awesome article written about our project