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Will UK Shores Become Dumping Ground For End-Of-Life Boats?

5th March 2020
Abandoned fishing boats at Salen on the Isle of Mull Abandoned fishing boats at Salen on the Isle of Mull Photo: John Allan/Geograph

Writing in Marine Industry News, boat recycling expert Luke Edney says a dedicated plan is needed to avoid the UK’s shores becoming a dumping ground for end-of-life boats.

Influenced in no small part by a costly disposal process, more and more boats are being dumped around British coasts and shores. But Edney asks: “Where is the leadership to solve the issue going to come from?”

He argues that marinas and sailing clubs can take the lead in best practice for disposal — while “a real game changer” would be a greener solution for recycling fibre-reinforced plastic hulls.

Marine Industry News has more on the story HERE.

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