At Wreckspeditions we are extremely conscious of our impact on the environment and we want to make sure we do as much as possible to secure the planet for future generations.
It’s our way of holding ourselves accountable and committing to the cause.
We see our business as an extension of ourselves. That’s why we have set out to create a genuinely environmentally sustainable business.
Now is the time for change!
One of our core founding values is to ‘Respect the Environment’.
We constantly look for new ways of doing things, researching new products and techniques to make sure we are up to date. Like all of us, we get used to doing something one way without really considering its impact on the environment or the sea.
We encourage feedback from our customers on ways we can improve in order to make our operation greener.
We organise local beach cleans and provide litter pickers to anyone who would like to get involved.
We work with Ghost Fishing UK to clear lost fishing gear from the sea. Much of this is harmful to marine animals if left unattended and in this process any species trapped in the gear are freed. Any item which is recovered and can be re-used is donated to local fishermen, in turn helping the local economy.
We work alongside the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme (SMASS) and British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) to monitor marine life and assist with animal rescues, strandings and necropsies.
We also work closely with Seasearch Scotland and the Marine Conservation Society collecting important data on marine life habitats and species, and also participate in seabed surveys.
We will continue to do everything we can to eradicate the use of single-use plastics. We also make sure that our day-to-day waste and recycling processes are up to scratch! We have access to a great recycling facility at the marina and we encourage all our visitors to use it.
We use local businesses as much as possible to make sure our carbon footprint is as low as possible. However, we also have a responsibility to our beloved ocean to make sure the products we use and sell are safe for the sea, so sometimes we have to travel further afield
We are taking steps to ensure that all of our partners and suppliers have their eco-credentials in place. This includes suppliers of teabags, merchandise and cleaning products both for the boat and our shop.
Sometimes it’s the wee things that matter. We will be cycling or walking to the marina and to run work errands as much as possible.
Saying that, it’s not like that is a chore for us. There are some amazing local businesses here who set up monthly fitness challenges to get people walking and cycling more. So by participating in these, not only are we helping these local businesses, it gets us much closer to winning the challenges (which normally involves winning cake)!!!
Our head office is powered by 100% solar, hydro, and wind-generated electricity.
We are supplied by Bulb – a 100% green electricity provider who use carbon offsetting for their gas supply. Although this is not ideal, Bulb is working towards providing renewable gas.
Our shop and training centre electricity is currently not available for us to change. However, we are working on this with our landlord.
Tourism Declares supports tourism businesses, organisations, and individuals in declaring a climate emergency and taking action to reduce their carbon emissions. They acknowledge the science stating we have to act now to address the crisis over the next decade.
We have joined the campaign alongside fellow tourism organisations such as Visit Scotland, Wild Scotland and Sail Scotland.