How to Recycle or Upcycle your Workout Mat

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Yoga and Pilates are a wonderful way to promote physical and mental health, but what happens to your workout mat once you're done using it?

At yogat, we use tree rubber to create our range of eco-friendly, biodegradable yoga and Pilates mats.  This means, customers can avoid adding to landfill when it's time for a new mat. 

We recommend, TerraCycle - a program dedicated to finding solutions for typically hard-to-recycle waste streams. 

Another great way to reduce waste and give your workout mat a second life, is upcycling. Upcycling your mat is a creative way to extend its life and give it a new purpose. And because our mats feature Australian art and are machine washable (germ free!), they really are perfect for upcycling!

Tips on how to Recycle or Upcycle your Workout Mat

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Donate: Consider donating your used yoga or Pilates mat to a local community centre, school, or yoga studio. They may be able to use it for classes or donate it to someone in need.

Upcycle: There are many creative ways to upcycle a used yoga mat.  Some of our favourites include:

  • Mouse pad
  • Jar opener
  • Coasters
  • Pin board
Compost: Because out mats are made from biodegradable materials; they can be composted at the end of its life cycle.

Repurpose: You can also repurpose your used mat by using it for outdoor activities, such as camping or picnicking. It can also be used as a mat for your pets or Kids’ arts and crafts mat.

There are many ways to recycle your workout mat, including donating, upcycling, recycling, composting, and repurposing. By choosing to recycle your yoga mat, you can reduce waste and give it a new life, while also helping to protect the environment.