Sustainable Maritime Interiors - 2022 Report

Create and maintain or adopt a sustainability index of raw materials that provides a clear comparative ranking to encourage suppliers to manufacture with sustainable materials and designers to specify products made with the most sustainable materials. Research colourants to establish if/how natural products can replace chemical alternatives for different product and material applications. Explore how it may be possible to share and reuse recycled materials across industries. Prioritise the development of wall coverings made from natural materials that are durable, lightweight and easy to apply and remove while retaining the fire retardancy features and aesthetics of current synthetic products. Create a register of products and materials that rates maintenance requirements (from low to high) and their impact on lifetime sustainability. Design products for easy repair and keep stocks of spare parts so that broken components can be easily fixed to avoid unnecessary replacement. 193