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EBI and The SeaCleaners publish Guide on Responsible Boating on World Water Day

EN  Guide pour une plaisance responsable pages to jpg 0001Since 2016, The SeaCleaners has been at the forefront of the battle against plastic pollution, 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. With the publication of this guide, both organisations aim to empower boaters to take proactive steps in protecting marine ecosystems. The two organisations have been closely collaborating since 2020.

The Guide on 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.

Stéphanie Poey, The SeaCleaners Education hub global manager: 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. 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.”

Philip Easthill, Secretary-General at European Boating Industry commented. “We are proud to partner with The SeaCleaners in advocating for responsible boating practices. 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.”

The Guide to responsible boating can be downloaded here (also in French).

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