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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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#Fishing - 'Money for old rope' is the pitch for a new initiative that aims to recycle old fishing nets that often end up littering the seas, as the Irish Examiner reports.

A number of Irish companies have been invited to Norway later this year to explore the possibility of collecting abandoned fishing nets and other ocean waste for repurposing in various industries – such as using the rope fibres in reinforced concrete.

They will be led by Macroom E, a company started by Cork County Council to help small and medium businesses make the most of recycling initiatives.

Macroom E is a partner with Circular Ocean, a Europe-wide project hosting a showcase this September on its work to remove waste from the ocean – where plastic and 'ghost nets' remain a hazard to marine wildlife – and turn it into a useful, and profitable, resource.

The Irish Examiner has more on the story HERE.

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