Fibreglass or GRP is tough stuff. That’s what makes it great to build boats with. But it also makes it difficult to dispose of. Currently the only economically viable solution for GRP disposal is landfill. When a fibreglass boat comes to us we remove all the other materials and crush the GRP done into smaller sections that are then weighed in.
Boatbreakers were set to be part of a European based study into the possible reuses for end of life fibreglass. It’s currently on hold due to Brexit but it’s a step in the right direction as governments and people in the marine industry are aware that GRP poses a big problem. Other countries like Norway, Japan and Germany have all made progress with GRP disposal and the UK should soon follow suit.