Sustainability is very important to many people, of course the topic is also very prominent at boot. Here we would like to present some interesting products and initiatives.
Anyone who passes by Green Boats in Hall 17(A66) might think that owner and master boat builder Friedrich Deimann is sailing with his company on the "sustainability trend wave". But even though sustainability is currently dominating the social discussion against the background of climate change, the topic has become a passion for him out of conviction for years. The latest result can be admired at the trade fair stand: the sailing yacht "Flax 27". 80 percent of the materials used in its construction are renewable. The hull, deck and interior structure are made of NFK (natural fibre reinforced plastic), with flax fibres and cork being the main materials used as the basis for the composite materials. Green Boats, Hall 17.
Colourful coral reefs - Endangered ecosystem
A highlight of the "love your ocean" stand is the colourful journey to the threatened coral reef ecosystem. Green Corals presents a colourful and diverse spectrum of different coral species and describes how important they are for the environment and marine life. Rising water temperatures, which cause the corals to fade and eventually die, are just one of the dangers that threaten the reefs. Visitors to the stand in Hall 11 will be shown why corals are so important and how best to protect them in their natural environment.
Salty Bag - Sustainable bags
Salty Bags are individual and unique bags made from old sails. Disused sails can live on in different shapes and colours. This special form of upcycling shows once again that interesting, valuable new things can be created from second-hand materials. Each sail is first carefully checked for quality and then washed. Then it is cut by hand and recycled to a Salty Bag. The Salty Bags stand in hall 11 is looking forward to the visit of environmentally conscious people.
Shore Buddies - recycled bottles become new plush toys
Shore Buddies are plush animals made from recycled PET bottles. "Our mission is to save sea life and keep plastic out of the oceans," says Malte Niebelschuetz, founder and CEO of Shore Buddies. A soft toy consists entirely of shredded plastic particles, around six PET bottles for each animal. Starting in the summer of 2020, the plush animals will also be available for purchase, with one dollar per animal sold donated to organizations dedicated to protecting marine life. These cuddly sea creatures can be found at the "love your ocean" stand in Hall 11.
Bracenet - Old nets become fancy bracelets
At Bracenet, "ghost nets" are fished from the world's oceans and processed into stylish bracelets in Hamburg. Only after the nets have been cleaned can the colour of the nets be recognised. Millions of marine animals get caught in these nets and then die in agony. Thanks to Healthy Seas, who among other things fish the nets for Bracenet from the oceans, fewer animals are trapped or even killed by the unused nets. love your ocean in Hall 11.