RS Sailing is committed to sustainability within our
boats and operations.
We care about the future of the planet and its oceans for
the next generation of sailors.
About 70% of RS sailboat hulls are made from 100% recyclable
They are tough so likely to have a
long life – but if your boat reaches “end of
life” please contact your RS dealer for disposal information – more info here http://www.polychem-usa.com/polyethylene-recycling/
We are testing sustainable materials for use in GRP
hulls and will incorporate them into our production where strength : weight
Note: The RS Aero weighs only about the same as an
Optimist – so uses less than half the GRP materials previously expected of a
boat of its size.
70% of RS spars and 50% of RS foils are aluminium and can
RS HQ recycles our waste metal.
We offer a broken spar drop-off service for RS and other
classes at our Romsey, UK base.
RS boxes are made from 100% Recyclable material and 100%
managed woodland materials.
RS boxes incorporate a high percentage of recycled
RS boat wrapping is made from “Polyair”, using XX% material of plant origin.
The wrapping is technically classified as paper.
Our packaging waste is sent for
RS encourages all our customers to re-use our boxes and to
send packaging for re-cycling.
We’re not entirely
paperless but we’re working on it and getting there, within practical
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