Yamaha Marine yesterday announced that Valhalla Boatworks will join its Rightwaters plastics recycling program, which partners with boatbuilders to return and recycle the protective plastic coverings that ship with its outboards. Valhalla is a subsidiary of Viking Yacht Co.
“Yamaha Rightwaters, through initiatives such as the plastic recycling program, continues to create opportunities for marine sustainability and conservation,” John Leek IV, general manager of Viking Mullica Valhalla Boatworks, said in a statement. “Valhalla Boatworks is enthusiastic about being part of the journey. By participating in this program, it’s our hope that we can help significantly reduce plastic in the nation’s waters.”
The Rightwaters program “uses reverse logistics to ship the protective covers to Tommy Nobis Enterprises, which separates recyclable plastics from other materials, such as plastic zippers, cords and eyelets.” The company then ships the material to Nexus Circular “for processing into raw materials, which range from gasses to waxes. Those materials are then used for other products.”
Yamaha Rightwaters said additional contributing manufacturers include Contender Boats, Regulator Marine, Xpress Boats, Yamaha Jet Boat Manufacturing, Skeeter and G3 Boats.