the Lezprit RÉquipe sports recycling center now offers a second life to nautical equipment

Since 2019, thanks to a partnership between the French Sailing Federation and APER (the eco-organization for pleasure boats), sailing clubs have been invited to recycle their boats at the end of their life.

The idea of ​​the Lezprit RÉquipe sports recycling center in Montpellier goes even further: reuse unused or damaged nautical equipment, even before recycling it, thus giving them a second life.

The association, based at 465 avenue Jean Mermoz in Montpellier, therefore launched the « La Bordée » project at the end of 2021. A project built in partnership with the Ligue de Voile Occitanie and APER.

Its principle is to develop the collection, recovery and redistribution of nautical equipment.

A first collection wave thus made it possible to collect 5 tons of material in three months. A second fundraising campaign will be launched this fall.

« We are mainly focusing on the reuse and reuse of nautical items » explains Kevin Blanchard, General Coordinator of Lezprit Team.

« If there is a hole in the window of a windsurfing canvas, we repair it. We also work on dinghies, surfboards, diving suits, masks, snorkels, flippers, etc. …Our first concern is to see that we sometimes throw away a large amount of material, when potentially we can repair and reuse it. »

La Bordée was the winner of the « Avenir Littoral » call for projects financed to the tune of 56,700 euros by the State and the Occitanie region, as part of the Littoral 21 Plan.

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