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SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS MANAGEMENT SCHEME

RibQuest is going green! 

Bring your boat back to us at the end of it's life and let us recycle it responsibly.

Hover over the images below to find out more

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Upholstery
  • Polymers such as vinyl, polyvinyl chloride and PVC

  • Ground into small pieces that can be easily processed into new PVC compounds, ready to be melted and formed into new products.

  • Used to make anything from garden furniture to garage floor coverings.

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Engines
  • The engine can either be reconditioned and reused in another vessel or dismantled for spare parts.

  • The fluids from the engine are hazardous and should be treated as such. Specialist recycling centres treat each fluid differently.

  • Motor oil can be combusted as fuel and used in equipment like plant boilers or even space heaters.

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Tubes and Wearpatches
  • Hypalon - Also known as Synthetic rubber and CSPE

  • Years of research have culminated in effective tyre recycling programs
    Blended with other types of rubbers tubes are repurposed to make items such as work gloves and electronic device sleeves.

  • Baled, shredded and added as fuel to cement kilns.

Hull
  • Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic (GRP) is widely recycled.

  • Co-process with other waste derived fuels in cement kilns where the glass. fibre is recycled into the cement while the polymer provides energy.

  • Compo Cycle - a process to convert fibreglass waste into raw material for cement manufacturing.

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A-Frame,Rails, Cleats, Fuel Cap & Breather
  • Stainless steel products are incredibly durable and are therefore mostly reused in one form or another. 

  • Chromium, nickel and molybdenum are used in the production of new stainless steel products like kitchen sinks and engine blocks.

  • The remaining elements, like copper and iron, are melted down and reused.

Electronic Equipment
  • All the electronic equipment on the retired RIB can be used in another vessel. The ship to shore radio and satellite navigation units are removed and can be donated to various charities.

  • The light bulbs are either used in another vessel or recycled. 

  • The mercury and glass are used to make new bulbs.