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Resources to help you become a Clean Club


Best practice criteria lists 

Hover your mouse over the logos below and download the templates below and use them to check off your club's best practice criteria 





Links to resources or suppliers

Hover your mouse cursor over links below to connect to resource page or document


Administration and Leadership

2. Policy examples

An example of an environmental policy from Wakatere Boating Club can be found here

Waste Management 

1. Conducting a waste audit

How to do a waste audit video here

Green Gorilla Waste Bin User Guide

2. Exploring composting options

3. Creating three streams of waste

Soft plastic recycling -   

Soft plastic recycling -


4. Creating signage

Auckland Council has developed a new app to either download or ask questions via Facebook Messenger. 

'Binny: Your Auckland Recycling Buddy'.

5. Installing permanent water refill stations

SA Plumbing Supply

Information product PDF here

7. Reducing single-use food service ware

Drink bottles reusable and compostable:

8. Installing rubbish gathering systems or devices in marinas and waterways

Sea Bins:

Ocean Spirit - charitable trust with plenty of experience and advice to share of their success with the Tutukaka Marina Seabin: or Facebook 

Litta Trap solution from Stormwater 360

Resource Conservation

1. Conducting a water use audit

3. Preventing oil pollution

Many Supercheap Auto and Repco stores offer oil recycling (normally volumes of 10L or less)

4. Encouraging the use of reef safe sunblock

Goodbye Ouch offer Yachting New Zealand Clean Club members a discount, personalised

named labels and provide metal tubs rather than plastic bottles. 

5. Eliminating harmful cleaning products

New Zealand's only range of eco-friendly cleaning products creating jobs for Kiwi's with disabilities with recycled bottles and eco products. Eco-Store distribute nationwide as well as being readily available in supermarkets. They recycle their sugar plastic containers, have refill stations and offer bulk purchasing with discounts.

7. Installing visual icons for club drains

Community Outreach

3. Developing a community initiative


Mussel regeneration projects -


1. Including environmentalism in sailing coaching programmes

Sailors for the Sea - KELP - Over 40 lesson plans, free to download -

World Sailing Trust - Education sustainability materials -

To come: Yachting New Zealand lesson plans to complement Learn to Sail programmes or club day activities.

2. Encouraging green boating practices

4. Raising awareness of local habitats and wildlife

5. Education around marine biosecurity

6. Providing education and reminders about predator-free initiatives

7. Encouraging responsible dog ownership

8. Advocating for responsible fishing attitudes

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