Environmental Sustainability Policy

The Nautical Museums Trust (known as “The Shipwreck Museum”) recognises its activities impact on society and on the environment at local, regional and global levels, especially through the energy and water it uses, waste it produces, travel of staff and visitors and the products it buys and sells.
This policy outlines how The Shipwreck Museum is working to mitigate these impacts, by considering sustainability in decision making and implementing measures to reduce resource consumption and encourage sustainable thinking amongst all stakeholders.

Electricity and gas consumption are monitored via smart-metering and the information used to identify opportunities for reduction
Boiler timer and temperature controls are carefully set to minimise energy usage, but still provide comfort for staff and visitors and correct conditions for artefact preservation.
Lights and other equipment are only switched on only when required.
LED lighting has been installed to replace a number of halogen spotlights and display cabinet lamps
Target: Replace 100% of museum lighting with LEDs by end 2016

Water and waste
Meter readings are taken to monitor water usage.
Cardboard boxes and packaging materials are re-used.
Paper, card, plastic bottles, glass and cans are recycled

Car parks, buses, walking and cycling are promoted on our website

Gifts and other products produced by local companies are sourced and sold in the museum shop. Materials that can be re-used are sourced when creating new displays.

This policy has been approved and adopted by the Trustees of the Museum. It is circulated to all staff, available on the Museum website and on display by the main entrance. Its implementation is led by the Museum Business Director who may be contacted with any questions at info@shipwreckmuseum.co.uk

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