Sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY

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OF HULLS RECYCLABLE

About 70% of RS sailboat hulls are made from 100% recyclable polyethylene material. 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. We are testing sustainable materials for use in GRP hulls and will incorporate them into our production where strength to weight properties allow. For example, the RS Aero hull weighs only about the same as an Optimist – so uses less than half the GRP materials previously expected of a boat of its size.

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OF SPARS RECYCLABLE

70% of RS spars 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.

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OF FOILS RECYCLABLE

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.

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OF PACKAGING RECYCLABLE

RS boxes are made from 100% Recyclable material and 100% managed woodland materials. 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!

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