Protect, Collect and Dispose
ANTIFOUL AWARENESS WEEK 16th – 20th MARCH 2020
Whilst antifoul paint does a great job of keeping our hulls clean, and even has some environmental benefits such as improving fuel efficiency and preventing the spread of invasive non-native species, it is toxic to aquatic life.
Following on from the successful, award-winning DIY Safe Antifouling programme launched in 2017, the British Coatings Federation (BCF), The Green Blue (RYA and British Marine) and the Yacht Harbour Association (YHA) launched the ‘Protect, Collect & Dispose’ initiative focused on environmental best practice when antifouling boats.
When applying and removing antifoul paint there are steps we can take to Protect the ground under our boats, Collect any drips, spills and debris and Dispose of contaminated items and paint into hazardous waste bins.
By following the initiatives environmental best practice for antifouling individual boaters, clubs/centres and marine businesses can help minimise water pollution, making our waters cleaner and healthier now and into the future.
HOW TO SUPPORT OUR CAMPAIGN
HELP RAISE AWARENESS
Support the‘Protect, Collect & Dispose Week’ between 16th-20th March 2020
Follow @TheGreenBlue on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Follow @the_green_blue on Instagram.
ADOPT ANTIFOULING BEST PRACTICE:
Find out more about antifoul paint and the best practice you can adopt next time you remove, apply and dispose of antifouling from your boat.