Speakers: Andries Breedt (Breedt Production Tooling and Design) and Amelia Nestler (Northwest Green Chemistry). Moderator: Peter Schrappen (Clean Boating Foundation and Northwest Marine Trade Association).
Enjoying our environment shouldn’t require the use of products that harm our environment. This webinar focuses on two marine products developed based on principles of green chemistry in order to allow us to enjoy boating and fishing without causing long-term environmental damage. Andries Breedt (Breedt Production Tooling and Design) will present his novel design for a marine fender that is both more functional at absorbing energy and less toxic than conventional marine bumpers, with minimal installation requirements that do not disturb the seabed nor require heavy machinery. In order to demonstrate that his product has a better toxicity profile, Breedt used a fail-fast testing approach recommended by Northwest Green Chemistry (NGC). Amelia Nestler (Northwest Green Chemistry) will present a status update on NGC’s ongoing Alternative Assessment that looks at alternatives to copper-based antifouling boat paint.