Five organisations honoured at boat show

Five marine companies have received certificates at the Southampton Boat Show, congratulating them on their eco-credentials.

Gosport’s Haslar Marina, Plymouth’s Mayflower Marina, Tollesbury Marina, Fambridge Yacht Haven and Sunsail have all completed the Green Blue Marine Toolkit, which allows them to compose an environmental action plan.

For example, none of Fambridge Yacht Haven’s waste now ends up in landfill, while Mayflower Marina has a cleaner water programme whereby all the waste washed up in the marina is collected by special contractors and disposed of in an environmentally-friendly way.

Dan Reading, The Green Blue‘s sustainability officer, said: ‘We have presented these special certificates to these particular organisations to recognise the work they have carried out to improve environmental facilities.

‘The luncheon was a way to both congratulate them as well as saying a big thank you to The Crown Estate for their continued support.’

Certificate recipient Julian Goldie (pictured above far right), representing Tollesbury Marina, said: ‘We’re delighted to have benefited from the support and advice of The Green Blue together with the on-going technical support we receive.

‘We’re delighted that the RYA, BMF and The Crown Estate are working so closely on this project, it’s an absolute win win opportunity for all involved’

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