Sustainable Maritime Interiors - 2022 Report

192 Products and materials Suppliers to create a life cycle plan for every product that they manufacture, including recommendations to extend life, repair, reuse, recycle and eventual disposal. Explore the opportunities to replace unsustainable materials used in interior products with existing and new sustainable materials. Create a list of trusted certifications that identify the suppliers of sustainable raw materials to be used in the manufacture of interior products. Create a database of suppliers that are at the forefront of sustainable product and material development. Routinely state the percentage of recycled metal and other materials used in interior products. Routinely provide full transparency of all raw materials (including specific source and country of origin) used in interior products. Research the highest performing bio-based flame retardancy treatments and collaborate with suppliers to establish whether they are sufficiently protective to pass the Marine Equipment Directive’s tests in various uses. Identify which interior spaces, products and materials currently require chemical-based cleaning products and explore opportunities to replace with bio-based solutions. Create a standard quality comparison model for each product/material type to enable fair and consistent judgements (e.g. for a chair: strength of legs and back rest and their fixings, type of foam used in seat, life-expectancy of upholstery, etc.) Create a portal that provides suppliers with a forum to seek advice (not pitch) about the development and supply of sustainable products and materials. Assess predicted development timeframes for new materials with good potential for use in maritime interior products and materials. Seek alternatives to using chemical fixatives in products, in favour of screws or other joining systems. Identify and publish a list of the most unsustainable product types currently in common use in maritime interiors and prioritise finding more sustainable alternatives. Research thoroughly the barriers that currently impede the development and sale of more sustainable products and materials. Publish a list of product and material categories that are currently underserved with IMOapproved options to help direct a valuable supplier response. Create and maintain or adopt an existing register of new sustainable materials that are being developed. THE ROAD AHEAD