BMF - British Marine Federation

11/08/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/08/2018 06:51

Marlow Ropes Introduces the Eco Conscious 100 Recycled Blue Ocean Dockline at METs Trade

Published on: 08 November 2018

British Marine member Marlow Ropes, the Leisure Marine rope manufacturer announces the introduction of their latest 'technically better' environmentally conscious innovation; the Blue Ocean Dockline made using 100% recycled waste plastic bottles.

Every day more than 16 million plastic bottles end up in landfill in the UK alone, and this latest innovation from the UK rope manufacturer uses their engineering expertise to make an environmental difference; through the development of a high quality premium Dockline rope made using 100% recycled plastic bottle yarn.

Reusing, re-purposing and recycling are key areas of Marlow's environmental policy and this latest product development aims to highlight the importance of these actions to help reduce marine plastic pollution. As a manufacturing company within the marine industry, Marlow knows only too well about the impact that plastic materials can have on the environment and ensures that their impact is kept to a minimum, as managing director Jon Mitchell explains:

'Like many progressive organisations, we are extremely conscious of our environmental impact and ensure that both our manufacturing and waste management systems are in line with our environmental policy which reinforces our recycle, reuse and re purpose education mission.

Our ropes are made to the highest of standards using quality materials such as Dyneema® which is well known for its green strength, and whilst they are made from plastic polymers, they are not single use items and we equip our customers and end users with technical knowledge to help maximise the rope's performance and extend their life so that as little of them as possible end up in landfill or as marine litter. When the ropes do eventually need replacing, there are a variety of ways that rope can be re-purposed and we encourage this as much as possible by sharing tips across our website and social media channels.'

The Blue Ocean Dockline will be exclusive to Marlow's Mooring Series and made available pre-spliced in 12-16mm diameters in lengths from 6m to 15m through our UK stockist and distributor network. The unique construction offers the same popular attributes available with Marlow's other mooring products including good abrasion resistance and shock absorption with soft and supple flexibility and zero strength loss or shrinkage.

For further information about Marlow's Blue Ocean Dockline and their commitment to Eco Conscious practices visit