The filter media is classified as non- reactive, meaning it will not damage the environment. However, due to the hydrocarbon molecule present in the material, it should be disposed of in the same way as other hazardous wastes.
RCR is working with WasteApp, a tool that connects businesses and people to their nearest waste treatment facility. Once registered, users input their mooring or local boatyard postcode, plus a waste code of 150202, and a list of locations will appear.
The app’s primarily for commercial use, but available to boaters and free to use during its launch phase, where feedback on functionality is welcomed.
RCR hopes to offer a free disposal and recycling service in the future, and is in discussions with marinas/chandlers to arrange cartridge drop-off locations and various agencies to set up a national network of composting sites.