Sustainable Maritime Interiors - 2022 Report

191 Building and refurbishment Drydock yards to explore the provision of temporary storage so that used materials can be retained ready for use on the next project for collection by suppliers for repair, recycling and reuse. Research all of the options that may lead to reducing the volume of material sent to landfill during a refurbishment project. Identify all of the interior build areas where significant weight savings may be achieved through R&D activities and share with all stakeholders. Recognise the products and materials that have been specified for their sustainability features and protect against replacements being used unless they have the same, or better, sustainability performance. Work with adhesive and silicon suppliers to find a way to dramatically reduce the volume of plastic containers used during interior build. Shipyards, designers and outfitters to collaborate to set industry standards that determine best practices for building to enable easy disassembly of interior spaces. Produce a common industry best practice strategy for waste management during shipbuilding and refurbishment projects, to include sorting, storage of reusable goods, recycling and landfill. Find the most practical and sustainable temporary protection material to use during newbuild and refurbishment projects. Analyse average waste material volumes by type from refurbishment projects to inform a resulting recycling strategy report. Design or adopt an industry standard cost comparison model so that sustainable products can be fairly judged against alternatives (e.g. cost versus required life-span of products of different quality but the same function and aesthetic). Prioritise finding industry consensus on best interim solutions for carpet, mattresses and other bulk-item waste. Introduce incentive scheme for suppliers to collect and reuse unwanted materials coming off a ship during refurbishment (part funded by reduction in waste handling cost). Analyse the financial variance of building the most sustainable interiors possible versus the current default practice to make the premium for sustainability entirely transparent. Specify and report recycling and landfill targets and actuals for refurbishment projects.