EBI and the SeaCleaners publish a Guide to Responsible Boating

EBI and the SeaCleaners publish a Guide to Responsible Boating
EBI and the SeaCleaners publish a Guide to Responsible Boating

Brussels-based European Boating Industry (EBI) and The SeaCleaners have jointly published a Guide to Responsible Boating which they say is a call to action for boaters worldwide to help combat plastic pollution in the oceans and waterways.

The Guide to Responsible Boating provides practical recommendations for boaters to minimise their environmental impact while enjoying their passion for water. From reducing plastic consumption to participating in waste collection efforts, they are encouraged to take an active role in preserving the oceans for future generations.

The SeaCleaners has been at the forefront of the battle against plastic pollution since 2016, working to reduce waste on land and at sea through awareness-raising activities, scientific research, and waste collection programs. EBI, representing the European boating and nautical tourism industry, advocates for a sustainable boating sector and works with industry and boaters to take an active role in combatting plastic pollution. The two groups have been closely collaborating since 2020.

“We are proud to partner with EBI, a key player in the boating industry, to get this message across: recreational boating has an environmental impact that is often underestimated. Every trip out to sea has consequences for the marine ecosystem and the planet,” says Stéphanie Poey, The SeaCleaners’ education hub global manager. “By adopting the actions set out in this guide, boaters can help preserve the ocean and sail in a more sustainable and environmentally friendly way.”

EBI secretary general Philip Easthill adds: “It is our duty to protect and preserve our marine environments for future generations to enjoy. With this guide, we provide a tool that charter companies, marinas and other companies can provide to their customers to advance their environmental protection efforts.”

Download the guide: Guide to Responsible Boating

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