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MDL AND THE ENVIRONMENT


The beautiful locations of our marinas deserve special consideration if we are to enjoy them in years to come. MDL recognises that virtually all the activities of the Company, and that of our customers and tenants, have some impact on the environment.

That is why MDL is committed to environmental improvement, employs a dedicated Environmental Policy Manager and supports The Green Blue; the environmental awareness campaign for the boating community.

Working with our on-site businesses and members, we’re committed to harnessing and protecting the natural beauty of our marina surroundings, for the enjoyment of all. That’s why we have a dedicated team focused on environmental issues and we heavily support charity and educational activities.


Recreational Boating and Biofouling Management Survey

GloFouling Partnerships, in partnership with World Sailing, the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), is aiming to produce a study on the impacts of biofouling on the recreational boating sector, and its role as a vector for invasive aquatic species. The study will include recommendations on the best approaches to tackle biofouling in a cost-effective way for all types of sailing boats, motorboats and yachts.

Please take part in their survey to help them learn about current practices used by owners and users of recreational boats for preventing and managing biofouling on the hulls of boats. The aim of this initiative is to identify better and more economically efficient tools for all boaters to prevent biofouling. The survey is brief and will only take about 5 minutes to complete. If you want to know more about their projects, please click here to visit their website.


The Green Blue

We support the Green Blue, an environmental awareness campaign with the aim of educating and informing the boating community. The Green Blue is a non-profit, joint environmental awareness programme created by the Royal Yachting Association and British Marine. It is designed to inspire and support recreational boat users, clubs, centres and marine business in making their boating activities as environmentally sustainable as possible.


Native Oyster Restoration

We’re proud to be the primary supporter of Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) in its innovative conservation project to replenish the Solent’s oyster population, bringing employment opportunities and creating cleaner waters for cruising on the Solent. BLUE is a charity dedicated to restoring the ocean to health by addressing overfishing, one of the world’s biggest environmental problems. Their vision is a healthy ocean forever, for everyone.


Renewable Energy

All the electricity we purchase is ‘green’ energy from 100% renewable sources. This means our members benefit from clean, green energy that is produced in harmony with the environment, without depleting the earth’s natural resources or producing harmful greenhouse gases.


Oils and Fuels

We aim to supply only the highest quality fuels. To ensure we deliver on this promise, MDL fuel is regularly tested for its quality by an independent laboratory to ensure that it reaches the pump in prime condition. All MDL staff are trained in incident response procedures, both on and off the water.


Recycling

We implement environmental audits and checks on a periodic basis. Recycling bins are provided and promoted at all our marina sites.


Waste Disposal

We have recycling and waste management facilities at our locations, 100% of hazardous waste is recycled.


Climate Change

We are helping fight climate change by moving quickly to power our business through on-site generated renewable energy. By working with Your Eco we have already installed close to 1,000 solar panels to date at both Cobb's Quay Marina and Hamble Point Marina, with a continual extension of this programme being rolled out across our other sites. This will keep MDL on a path to running all of our business needs through renewable energy with the majority of it now being generated through our own green assets. This is just one of the many steps we’re taking that will help us meet our climate targets by working in harmony with the environment and without depleting the earth's natural resources or producing harmful greenhouse gases.


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