With the Endeavour Sailing environmental policy we help boat users to reduce their impact on coastal and inland waters to keep them in great shape for now and the future. We raise awareness and offer easy to follow advice to make boating in the Canary Islands as sustainable as possible.
Some pointers to help protect our marine environment:
Toilet & Sink Waste
- Shore facilities, e. showers and toilets should be used in preference to boat facilities whenever possible
- Holding tanks to be used when at anchor then emptied and flushed through when offshore
- Be considerate when washing-up in a harbour or anchorage especially if swimmers are nearby
- Nothing should be put down the heads that did not exit via a human!
- Do not throw any waste overboard including items such as apple cores, banana skins etc as these can take many months or even years to degrade
- If undertaking a longer passage, and when well offshore, food waste that would otherwise rot may be thrown overboard
- As much packaging as possible should be removed before setting sail on a longer passage
- Under no circumstances throw plastic overboard – this will never degrade
- Recycling facilities are available in most marinas in the Canary Islands and should be used whenever possible for:
- Paper and cardboard "Papel y Cartón"
- Glass "Vidrio"
- Cans, cartons and plastic bottles "Envases"
- Batteries “Pilas”
- Do not discharge oil, fuel, chemicals or water containing such liquids into the sea. Decant the liquid into an empty water bottle and dispose of using the special facilities that are available in most marinas
- Water is a precious resource in Lanzarote not to mention on-board yachts - use it sparingly for washing and cleaning
- Minimise spillages when refuelling by avoiding overfilling and collecting drips
- Keep your hull clean to reduce fuel consumption
- Save fuel whenever possible - sail!
Further information about protecting the marine environment can be found at www.thegreenblue.org.uk