Green Cruise Port Waste Management - Summary
The EU directive 2000/59/EC that regulates how most of the Baltic Ports provide their reception facilities (PRF) is going to be renewed. The changing concept of waste, the end-of-waste criteria (Directive 2008/98/EC), is affecting to the renewal of this regulation. On the basis of the end-of-waste criteria specific fractions of waste can be seen as a product with economic profit (today e.g. metal and some plastics) rather than a waste fraction. The end-of-waste criteria and the Circular Economy will most likely open up a market for special waste fractions with economic benefit. The EU Commission gave out a Commission Notice 2016/C 115/05 on the PRF Directive in April 2016 which can be seen as a guideline of how the Directive will be renewed.
Due the changing concept of waste and in the context of renewing directive 2000/59/EC ports need to consider alternative ways of managing the waste streams. The purpose of this report is to study the cost efficiency of the PRF in the Port of Helsinki as it is today and to assess the future possibilities for changes in the PRF both from an economical and environmental point of view.
The Port of Helsinki has contracted Petra Erkkola and Ecobio Ltd to conduct this study that was conducted in summer 2016. The study is part of the EU’s Interreg Baltic Sea Region program’s Green Cruise Port –project. This is a summary of the project report.
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