Environment

BLUE FLAG

Our marina is a holder of the Blue Flag

As a part of the Blue Flag marinas, a community of 46 marinas across the world, we strive to fulfil a set of criteria that concerns : 

  • environmental awareness
  • waste treatment services
  • waterborne services
  • marina management
  • Blue Flag code

Saint-Quay Port d’Armor is also a part of the Icomia Clean Marinas program.

As a part of  The Green Blue, a British environmental program created by  the Royal Yachting Association, we tackle key environmental issues and the practises that sailors can adopt to help our planet.

Our marina is also partnered with recycling programs such as Je navigue, je trie to encourage recycling, and Piles à Quai for battery recycling.

A boat can be recycled

APER is an eco-organisation approved by the Minister of Ecology to manage the dismantling and recycling of end-of-life leisure boats.

Earth day is every day !

Respect our environment

Our marina’s Tri marin provides boaters with :

  • containers for household waste
  • containers for cardboard and plastics
  • containers for batteries, paints, solvents, old lines, wood and metals
  • a tank for collecting used oils, equipped with a rack for canisters, and oil filters
  • a container for glass

But also :

  • On the fuel pontoon : a pumping system for black water and bilge water
  • In the drying harbour : a refit and maintenance area, with recovery of waste

How sailors can help the environment

  • avoid bunkering and use the fuel station, avoid oily discharges
  • limit your consumption of fresh water pump-out
  • use the sanitary facilities in the marina
  • use the marina’s grey and black water pump-out 
  • unplug your boat when you are no longer on board
  • dispose of rubbish and hazardous waste properly in the Tri Marin
  • notify the office in the event of accidental pollution
  • clean your boat
  • drop-off used flares at Aper-pyro collection points
  • dispose correctly of your end-of-life boat by recycling it

 

  • raising sailors awareness by giving out welcome packs that come with waste recycling bin bags from the recycling campaign Je navigue, je trie
  • our car park is equipped with rainwater treatment
  • bacteriological controls of the marina’s water
  • Saint-Quay-Portrieux is a zero phyto town that strives to improve the cleanliness of its waters and soils
  • maintenance of green areas without the use of weedkillers
  • recycling of used flares at Aper-pyro
  •  partners with Piles à Quai 
  • collecting rainwater to use in the marina’s toilets
  • green power sources
  • lighting of pontoons, parking and premises with LED lamps
  • use of an electric vehicle for the upkeep and maintenance of the marina
  • pressure and flow limiters on the water supply
  • use of seawater for the cleaning of pontoons
  • replacement of wooden slats on pontoons with PEFC certified sustainable woods

Without forgetting the small things in our offices

  • Ecolabel certified stationery
  • waste sorting

A RICH NATURAL HABITAT TO PRESERVE

In the marina

It’s flora and fauna

Crédit photos : Narco club plongée / Saint-Quay-Portrieux.

In the Bay of Saint-Brieuc

Known as the largest nature reserve in Brittany, the bay of Saint-Brieuc is an ecological Mecca for all flora and fauna. By being split into two coves (the Yffiniac cove and the Morieux cove) that form a wetland, the bay protects many species that thrive there, and has received international interest by being classed as a Nature Reserve in 1998. It is historically known as a crossroads for many migrating birds, but there are still many others that nest there year-round. During the winter, you can spot no less than 40 000 birds from more than 112 different species, all from the famous GR34, a costal path that offers picturesque sightseeing points all around Brittany.

Useful numbers :

Faunes en danger 

Océanopolis : +33 2 98 34 40 51
contact : soigneurs@oceanopolis.com

LPO des sept-Iles : +33 2 96 91 91 

The nature reserve covers more than 90 000 hectares, of which 97% is marine. About 200km of coasts and estuary shores are affected by the site, which also includes around 280 islands and islets.

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