Florida Rope Recycling Initiative nominated at Seatrade Cruise Awards

Lankhorst Ropes’ Florida Cruise Industry Rope Recycling Initiative has been nominated for the Environmental Initiative Award at the Seatrade Cruise Awards. Cruise lines use some of the most innovative recycling, reducing and reusing strategies in the world. Lankhorst’s rope recycling initiative assists cruise lines in going further by repurposing synthetic fibre mooring lines previously sent to landfill. Retired ropes can be repurposed as picnic sets, planks, complete landing stages and even bridges.

The Lankhorst rope recycling initiative is scheduled to become available at the following cruise terminals: Port of Miami, Port Everglades and Port Canaveral.

We were delighted that our rope recycling scheme has again been recognised after being shortlisted for Seatrade’s Corporate Social Responsibility Award,” says Feike-Jan Bergstra, area sales manager, Lankhorst Ropes. “Lankhorst’s initiative will allow cruise lines to dispose of their retired mooring lines in a sustainable way, reducing the impact on landfill and increasing recycling volumes.” 

Proven Rope Recycling Scheme
Over 15 years ago, Lankhorst Ropes introduced the rope industry's first recycling scheme for retired maritime ropes. Since then it has repurposed many tons of mooring ropes for a new life in a variety of applications. Lankhorst Ropes is part of the Royal Lankhorst Euronete Group which is also one of Europe's leading plastics recyclers. 

Many Lankhorst ropes are already recycled, including Tipto®, Euroflex®, Eurofloat® Premium and Strongline™. Ropes which can join the recycling process are supplied with a works certificate containing the rope's unique number and recycling scheme logo. When ropes are returned, a confirmation of receipt for recycling is issued.

Found out more in Sustainable Maritime Solutions.

‘Through Life, For Life’ Sustainability
Lankhorst Ropes’ ‘Through Life, For Life’ gives operators a portfolio of rope service life support and sustainability benefits unmatched in the industry. From development of a mooring plan to rope selection and management through predictive service-life rope testing and training, Lankhorst provides complete 'through life' rope service - we want you to experience the benefit of working with our ropes in terms of longer rope service-life, easier handling and safe operation.

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