British manufacturer Marlow Ropes is looking to ensure it operates an efficient and ethical plant, reviewing the energy it uses, the materials it sources and the waste it produces.
The ropemaker is bringing together its sustainability actions and eco-conscious products it is developing under the one BLUE OCEAN® brand.
Since 2018, Marlow Ropes has been developing products using sustainably sourced fibres in all of its standard synthetic rope ranges. Most significantly, it is reducing reliance on fossil fuels by using fibres either manufactured from waste plastic or natural sources, many of which have launched this year in the Leisure Marine and Arboriculture markets.
Managing director, Jon Mitchell, says: “Marlow have worked hard over the last couple of years to eliminate as much waste and single-use plastic from our rope ranges and continue to look at bio-based materials to help us achieve our sustainability goals. We are proud to be making significant changes in the rope-making industry.”
Marlow Ropes says the introduction of the BLUE OCEAN® brand is its mark of sustainability and assures its customers, end users, suppliers and employees of its ongoing commitment to conducting all its operations within an environmentally conscious and measured framework.