Sustainability case study: Your Ocean

Your Ocean is a small gallery at the National Maritime Museum, described by its designers Thomas Matthews as 'possibly the most sustainable permanent gallery in the UK'.

The permanent gallery reuses material from earlier displays, incorporates recycled materials such as cds, car tyres and yoghurt pots and uses environmentally friendly paint.

There's an accompanying touring exhibition that's made mostly from cardboard, which is hardwearing as well as recycled - and eventually recyclable.

See the Your Ocean website
www.nmm.ac.uk/upload/package/52/index.html

For more on the NMM and sustainability see the NHM website
www.nmm.ac.uk/server/show/ConWebDoc.21497