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Australian marinas pledge to eliminate single-use plastic by 2025

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The Marina Industries Association said that 33 marinas in Australia have signed a pledge to help eliminate single-use plastics like plastic bottles and other containers by 2025.

MIA president Andrew Chapman announced the association’s new policy in May. “MIA is committed to providing industry leadership to eliminate single use plastics at MIA member marinas through education and information leading to changed business practices and recycling,” said Chapman in a statement.

Since the announcement, 33 marinas have signed the pledge and are communicating this commitment to customers and local communities. These marinas include club and commercial marinas and some large boat yards such as Gold Coast City Marina on the Gold Coast.

Bellingham Marine Australia also signed the pledge. John Spragg, Bellingham President Australasia and Middle East said it would entail “a significant change in practices” across Bellingham’s regional manufacturing and administrative centers. “Bellingham Marine ultimately exists because of the appeal and health of our waterways,” said Spragg. “Making this commitment is an important action we can take to contribute to protect this invaluable global asset.” 

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