As part of its Sustainability Pledge at the Southampton International Boat Show this year, British Marine is requesting that exhibitors do not have or use plastic bags on their stands. This small change for exhibitors will have a big impact and be very visible to show visitors.
In addition to the pledge, The Sustainable Exhibiting Guide has been produced by British Marine and is supported by The Green Blue, a joint initiative between British Marine and the RYA. The guide not only encourages companies to also sign up to a sustainability pledge but it also sets out clear actions that both the organisers and exhibitors will do to minimise the impact of the show on the environment.
In response to International Plastic Bag Free Day (03 July), British Marine is asked all members and Southampton International Boat Show exhibitors to avoid the use of any plastic bags and highlight this commitment through their websites or social media on Friday 02 July. For the 9th edition of International Plastic Bag Free Day, scores of organisations and hundreds of citizens around the world took action to raise awareness on the environmental impact and hazards of single-use plastic bags and promote more sustainable solutions.
Join them and show your support using the hashtag: #PlasticBagFree