The 52 SUPER SERIES and Ecoworks Marine Team Up to Protect Our Seas
(Monday 23rd April, 2018) – Today, the 52 SUPER SERIES has taken further steps in its mission to protect our seas by teaming up with Ecoworks Marine, a forward-thinking producer of sustainable, marine-benign boat cleaning products. Together they will provide 52 SUPER SERIES teams with eco-friendly cleaning materials that will help tackle marine pollution otherwise caused by harmful, chemically-based cleaning products.
In an industry where manufacturers of cleaning products are not required to list ingredients, and words such as “natural”, “non-toxic”, “organic” or “biodegradable” remain largely unregulated, this is a welcome step-change for the 52 SUPER SERIES fleet.
Early adopters, Gladiator Sailing Team have been using the “Preserve the Living Seas” range from Ecoworks Marine since the start of their winter training period. Their boat captain, Feargal Finlay, reports:
“This winter, the Gladiator Sailing Team has used the full range of cleaning products from Ecoworks Marine to clean not only the yacht and the chase boat, but also domestic items such as our lunch boxes and cutlery, and the benches of the container. So far, we have been very happy with the results; plus, it’s always nice to keep a new paint job looking fresh!
It also feels better knowing the products we use are supporting the local ecology and are environmentally friendly. As an industry, all yacht crews are looking to keep the boats looking at their best, and if we can do this while not adding to the seemingly obvious problem of ocean pollution, then everyone is a winner.
Gladiator has made a number of changes to how we reduce, reuse and recycle plastics, and other pollutants, and we are happy to continue supporting the 52 SUPER SERIES and 11th Hour Racing with their various sustainability initiatives.”
Scott Johnston, CEO of Ecoworks Marine, adds:
“We are delighted to be named as an Official Sustainability Partner to the circuit. The 52 SUPER SERIES and 11th Hour Racing are exactly the type of partners we enjoy working with, as we all share the same goals.
Ecoworks Marine produces the best, and most sustainable cleaning products available to the yachting world. By supporting a benchmark racing programme, with such high sustainability standards, together we are sending a very solid message to the rest of the sailing community.”
All Ecoworks Marine products are bio-renewable, bio-degradable and sustainably formulated to minimise the stress, acidity and impact on the marine environment. The full range can be seen here – www.ecoworksmarine.com.
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