• Posts Tagged ‘Environment’

    /

    The marine curse of fouled hulls has generated a thriving industry of toxic paints which release self-polishing copolymers. But the European Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) calls into question even the less harmful copper-based antifouling paints. Leading companies are updating their lines to meet the upcoming...

    /

    MAN Diesel & Turbo recently completed the first-ever container vessel conversion from heavy fuel oil to LNG. The successful change to the Wes Amelie, a 1036 TEU container ship operated by German shipper Wessels, has already led to three further conversion orders. Many more could follow.   Financially backed by Germany’s...

    French firm CarenEcolo, founded in 2015, was nominated for a Marina and boatyard equipment DAME Award at METS 2017. Its economical mobile hull washing system removes pollutants from wash water so that it can be put back into the natural environment. We spoke with system creator Gaëtan Fouquet.   NauticExpo e-mag: How...

    /

    Every big event leaves an environmental footprint. In sailboat racing, vessels are built, a huge logistical operation is set in motion and RIBs log hours of water time. In addition, race villages at each port produce a lot of waste. A recently-implemented program is designed to minimize the Volvo Ocean Race’s impact....

    /

    What began as a dream to clean the ocean has become an innovative product made by a bunch of Australian surfers.   “Everyone is aware of the plastics problems in the ocean and they are screaming for a solution,” Pete Ceglinski told international media representatives earlier this year at the Seabin debut in La Grande...

    /

    Shoemaker adidas recently released the ULTRABOOST Uncaged Parley running shoe made almost entirely of plastic waste recovered from waters around the Maldive Islands in the Indian Ocean. Eleven plastic bottles go into each pair, with five percent of the content consisting of recycled polyester. New methods for turning...