With a global threat to our oceans increasing from the amount of plastic that is floating around, let’s try and reduce our contribution to this crisis.
This is especially important as boat users as we want to enjoy clear waters and clean beaches but with the way things are currently, you are guaranteed to see plastic while out enjoying your time on the water.
Here is a story of how yachting has been highlighted in the fight against climate change:
Teenage activist, Greta Thunberg is going to travel to US for the UN climate summit on a racing yacht to cut her environmental impact of travel.
The boat has been equipped with solar panels and underwater turbines to generate zero-carbon electricity.
For more details: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49156223
Here are some simple ideas to help:
- Use refillable water bottles
- Use paper straws and cups
- Prevent loose items from blowing overboard
- Don't throw anything over the side - including food
- Take part in year-round beach and shoreline clean-ups https://www.sas.org.uk/region/south-west/
- Use eco-friendly cleaning and personal products
- Takes care that no debris goes into the water – paint flecks and antifoul
- Buy products with less packaging
- Always choose products without microbeads
- Invest in solar panels and wind turbines
If you need any more advice on how to work, equip and operate your boat in an environmentally friendly manner, have a look at the Green Blue guide http://www.thegreenblue.org.uk/Boat-Users or give us a call on 01326 374309 and we can advise on how to equip your boat.