Sustainable management of waste, generated both by land and by ship, has for years been at the heart of the Port of Genoa's environmental policies.
MANAGEMENT OF SHIP WASTE
The ship waste collection service was introduced by the Port Authority prior to the legislation requiring ports to offer suitable waste collection facilities, with Legislative Decree 182/2003.
The Decree also established a fee that all ships are required to pay independent of the quantity of waste generated.
The service is provided by companies subject to the control of the Port Authority and to the verification of environmental and operating authorisations by the authorities. Annual audits are carried out to verify the degree of efficiency and quality of the service provided.
In the interest of environmental protection, since 2004 the waste collection plan has always been regularly approved by the Liguria Regional Authorities.
MANAGEMENT OF LAND WASTE
In March 2016, an agreement was signed with the companies GE.Am. and Conai, the National Packaging Consortium, for the study and implementation of a recycling service for waste produced in the port area.
The objective is to recycle over 60% of the waste produced in the port and to ensure optimal management of the different waste fractions through the promotion of their collection.
The process is continuous and gradual and is accompanied by an information campaign to promote environmental awareness.