7 steps to a sustainable summer
We're hoping to raise awareness within our open-minded community about how to be environmentally sustainable at The Yacht Social Club this summer.
1. CHOOSE AN OCEAN-SAFE SUNSCREEN
Choose reef safe sunscreen, conventional sunscreen is extremely dangerous to the marine environment and can contribute to coral bleaching. Some reef safe brands we support are: Sea Urchin, Wot Not & Solar Goo
2. SKIP THE PLASTIC STRAW
We will be supplying everyone with ocean friendly wheat drinking straws from Stroh. Wheat straws were actually the original drinking straw of the 1800s. Farmers would grow the wheat, harvest the grain, then use the leftover stem to sip their hard-earned beer. Stroh are taking straws back to their grass roots
3. RECYCLE YOUR FLOATIE
Whether you've been floating on a flamingo, a slice of watermelon or a donut, upcycle it for your future self to use. Write your name & the name of your yacht in case you lose it so we can return it to you and help the big blue out
4. DON'T THROW ANYTHING OVERBOARD
Nothing should be thrown overboard and all rubbish should go into a trash bag immediately to avoid it blowing into the sea. There will be clearly marked bins on all yachts for recyclables and waste, If you bring floaties, make sure they don't drift off and get lost at sea.
5. IF YOU SEE TRASH, PICK IT UP
This one is pretty simple really. Plastic or not, pick it up and stick in the bins on your yacht.
6. CHOOSE OCEAN FRIENDLY GLITTER
Glitter in the sun like an eco-mermaid with these eco-friendly brands: Glitter Rascals & Glitterazzi.me
7. TRY TO AVOID SINGLE-USE PLASTIC
Use totes bags instead of plastic, reusable containers for your drinks, wooden cutlery, paper plates etc. Strictly no water balloons.
You guys play a critical role in our sustainable story. We are lucky enough to have one of the most beautiful harbours in the world, right on our door step. Let's help keep it that way