Continued sustainability focus at METSTRADE

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METSTRADE is continuing its focus on sustainability within the leisure marine industry with a series of expert panel discussions at this year’s show in Amsterdam.

Since 2015 there has been a strong focus at METSTRADE on sustainability with forums covering topics such as the disposal and recycling of end-of-life boats, developments in electric and hybrid propulsion, life cycle assessment and circular economy and ocean conservation projects.

Irene Dros, maritime director at the RAI, where METSTRADE has taken place since 1988, said, “During the past five years we have been actively increasing the number of sustainability initiatives at three distinct levels. This includes networking and sharing information about sustainability driven initiatives at industry level, establishing the I-nnovationLAB and E-nnovationLAB concepts at show level, and leading by example with environmentally responsible facility management at venue level.”

Biofouling, progress and end-of-use boats

On each day of this year’s show, the environmental sustainability theme continues at the I-nnovationLAB Stage within the main show area. Three panel discussions are confirmed to take place – ‘The Challenge of Global Biofouling’, ‘How Green Are We a Year On?’ and ‘End-of-Use Boats, an Update on Progress’.

METSTRADE runs from 19 – 21 November at the Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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