Ecoworks joined Green Blue yesterday at the Southampton International Boat Show, as the joint environmental programme of British Marine and the Royal Yachting Association, officially unveiled its new look website.
The Green Blue’s aim is ‘to inspire sustainable recreational boating for cleaner, healthier waters.’ They aim to achieve this by not only raising awareness of environmental issues but also providing information and resources to recreational boaters and marinas on how to minimise their impact on the marine environments they love to use and rely on.
The Green Blue initiative have collected all this information on their easy to use, revamped website – www.thegreenblue.org.uk. On the website there is a range of information, from easy ways to get involved, learning resources for boat clubs and education centres and advice for boaters and marinas on how they can become more sustainable. There is also a directory of recommended products and services that can help boaters and marinas look after their marine environments.
Ecoworks Marine, who provide environmentally sustainable cleaning products for use in the marine environment, have been amongst a small number of similarly minded boating products as partners of the initiative to feature in Green Blue’s directory. Other partner brands include, Halyard (M&I) Ltd who distribute Wave Filtration systems in the UK, Marlow’s, Blue Ocean Dockline series of ropes made from recycled plastic bottles, Mactra Marine Equipment, who supply environmental solutions for on board and ENTROPY RESINS, high-performance bio-based epoxy formulations.
Ecoworks Marine range of environmentally sustainable cleaning products are specifically designed for the marine industry. Launched in 2015 they have a reputation for being the cleanest and most effective products on the market and have been adopted by many of the world’s superyachts They are sustainability partner to the 52 Super Series, one of the premier sail racing series in the world and Emily Penn’s eXXpedition, a citizen science initiative made up of an all women crew who will circumnavigate the globe studying the oceans.
James Scott-Anderson, Head of The British Marine Federation’s Environment, Health and Safety Program, said during his speech, ‘we are delighted to be working with brands like Ecoworks Marine, who are at the forefront of sustainable marine cleaning technology.’
Scott Johnston, Ecoworks Managing Director has said that, ’we’re passionate about driving a change in attitudes towards our oceans and waterways. Their health is not infinite and Ecoworks is really happy to work with others to provide actionable solutions for boaters and marinas. This is what makes the Green Blue initiative so good. It’s not just about raising awareness of the issues but also about providing solutions too.’
Visitors to the show can drop by the RYA stand (B027) where they can check out the new look website on The Green Blue iPad.
Kate Fortnam, The Green Blue Campaign Manager, has been speaking on the Foredeck Stage throughout the show providing top tips to help protect our waters and the wildlife we share them with. You can join Kate for her final talk on Saturday 21 September at 11am to find out more about boating around wildlife, recycling, cleaning onboard, antifouling and disposing and invasive species prevention.
To find out more about The Green Blue’s activities, explore collaborative opportunities, discover current good practice and access the variety of resources visit thegreenblue.org.uk, follow @thegreenblue on social media, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Kate Fortnam on 023 8060 4227.