Sustainability

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    UK marine firms to develop new lifecycle assessment tool

    2019-10-18T06:10:00Z

    With a growing emphasis on sustainability in the marine leisure market, a new tool for lifecycle assessment (LCA) for the recreational and performance yachting sector is planned to be developed by an international collaboration between marine logistics specialist GAC Pindar and UK-based MarineShift360 that works to drive sustainability initiatives.

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    ‘Sustainability’ key focus of Barcelona show

    2019-10-10T15:18:00Z

    Sustainability in the leisure marine industry is the key focus of the 2019 Barcelona Boat Show, which is now in its 58th edition. The theme is complementary to the show also reflecting the recovery of the boating sector with 7% growth in 2018.

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    METSTRADE teams up with Water Revolution Foundation

    2019-07-18T15:10:00Z

    METSTRADE, the world’s largest B2B platform for the leisure marine equipment industry, has teamed up with Water Revolution Foundation as the non-profit’s first strategic trade show partner.

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    Colorado boating under threat by invasive species

    2019-07-11T12:59:00Z

    The state of Colorado has seen a dramatic rise in the number of invasive mussel-infested boats, which some officials say could lead to a shutdown of boating activities in the state’s 38 drinking water reservoirs.

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    UK creates 41 new marine conservation areas

    2019-06-07T08:51:00Z

    As part of its ongoing policy to protect its extensive marine environment, the UK government has created 41 new marine conservation zones (MCZs) to expand its protection of British marine life.

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    Australian MIA to ban single-use plastics at marinas by 2025

    2019-05-29T07:59:00Z

    The Australian Marinas Industries Association (MIA) has joined the global fight against plastic waste by announcing at its Marinas19 Conference a new policy aimed at eliminating single-use plastics in the country’s marinas. The conference, held every two years, ran from May 27-28 at the Sea World Resort in Southport on ...

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    A US vessel Turn-In Program is gaining momentum

    2019-05-02T13:21:00Z

    The State of Texas is trying to combat a growing trend in the US and abroad: the number of derelict boats being abandoned along roadways, on vacant land, or worse, moored or scuttled on the water. The Vessel Turn-In Program (VTIP) is designed to stop the problem before it ...

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    Rhode Island recycles fibreglass boats

    2019-04-17T06:47:00Z

    With tens-of-thousands of fibreglass boats manufactured between the 1970s and 1990s coming to their end-of-life cycle, the Rhode Island Marine Trade Association (RIMTA) is hoping its Fiberglass Vessel Recycling Pilot Project (FVR) could be a solution to a growing disposal concern.

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    Maverick Boat’s CEO testifies at US Senate hearing on ‘Blue Economy’

    2019-03-28T13:10:00Z

    Scott Deal highlights need for an updated and robust infrastructure, a clean and healthy environment and sound fisheries management policy to help grow the recreational boat business

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    Green initiatives take centre stage at DIBS

    2019-03-04T10:00:00Z

    The 27th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS), which closed on Saturday 2 March, revealed a growing interest in environmentally friendly boats and propulsion systems.

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    New funding for fibreglass recycling pilot project

    2019-01-03T13:55:00Z

    A pilot project to develop a sustainable way of disposing with end-of-life fibreglass boats has received new funding from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water.

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    Subsidies for Swedish boat scrapping scheme

    2018-11-27T11:09:00Z

    Swedish boat owners can scrap their old boats for free this year

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    New network aims to protect Greece’s marine environment

    2018-11-26T09:00:00Z

    A group of 28 associations and organisations have come together with the aim of protecting Greece’s marina environment under one umbrella – the Marine Environment Cooperation Network (MECN). It is understood that among the members are several marine recreational bodies.

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    Key superyacht figures join forces to promote sustainability

    2018-11-16T10:09:00Z

    With sustainability rising on many agendas, key superyacht industry actors have joined forces to promote innovative technologies and conservation techniques in building, repairing, maintaining and refitting yachts.