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 polyethylene material.
We are testing sustainable materials for use in GRP hulls and will incorporate them into our production where strength : weight properties allow.
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 be recycled.
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 material.
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 recycling.
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 requirements!