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Gestion des matières résiduelles

Objectif de l'indicateur de performance:

Réduire les déchets produites par les navires.

Applicabilité :

Cet indicateur s’applique uniquement aux navires en propriété.

Critères 2023

Level 1

Monitoring of regulations

Level 2

2.1. Equip all of the company's ships with recycling bins and give staff proper training on established user procedures and the waste management hierarchy (reduce, reuse, recycle, recovery, disposal).

2.2. Favor suppliers that use less packaging.

2.3. Encourage best practices to reduce the use of non-reusable supplies for all types of products.

Note: This reduction goal is already a legal obligation for single-use plastic products according to Directive 2019/904 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment.

Note: Biodegradable supplies could be considered if there is no other possibility.

2.4. No shipboard incineration at port.

2.5 Encourage best practices to reduce wasted food on board.

Applicable only to vessels carrying cargoes, not in bulk and performing regularly consecutive voyages:

2.6. Reuse as much as possible dunnage, lining and packaging material.

Level 3

3.1. Produce an annual inventory of different types of garbage generated in the company's entire fleet and indicate the company's actual garbage management practices.

Note: Garbage types refer to the categories defined in MARPOL Annex V, but each company can include additional categories.

3.2. Adopt and implement a management plan towards zero single-use plastic on board (if there is a suitable alternative)

Note: See Annex 5-B for a list of the single-use plastic items to avoid.

Note: Bioplastics are not considered suitable alternatives, as they are not biodegradable.

3.3. Adopt and implement a management plan that provides in-house training and raises awareness for crew and ground personnel on waste prevention to facilitate waste reduction, sorting, reuse, possible recycling, and avoiding wasted food.

Passenger vessels only:

3.4. Implement an awareness campaign for passengers on waste prevention to facilitate waste reduction, reuse, possible recycling, avoiding wasted food.

Note: This awareness campaign is already a legal obligation for single-use plastic products according to Directive 2019/904 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment.

Container ships only:

3.5 Adopt and implement a specific weather routing policy to avoid adverse weather conditions and subsequent potential container loss at sea.

Level 4

4.1. Develop and implement a garbage management strategy with defined targets and specific measures to reduce garbage and wasted food, increase recycling, and ultimately target zero discharge at sea.

Note: See Annex 5-A

Ships using Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) only:

4.2. Discharge waste generated by EGCS ashore via service providers approved by the local port authority.

Container ships only:

4.3. Facilitate transparent, online public quarterly reporting of containers lost at sea. Reporting should include information on the vessel, its voyage, the location of the loss, and the total number of containers lost.

Level 5

5.1. Demonstrate continual improvement by achieving targets defined in the garbage management strategy.

Note: See annex 5-C for more information on plastic materials.

5.2. From January 1st, 2022, EGCS should be used only in closed-loop mode:

  • for all new building vessels ordered after January 1st, 2022 (date of contract) with an EGCS
  • for vessels retrofitted after this date (date of retrofitting contract) with an EGCS.

Container ships only:

5.3 In the quarterly public report from criterion 4.3, disclose whether containers lost at sea contained dangerous goods (as per the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code) or plastic pellets.


5.4 Actively participate in workshops and/or research focused on the avoidance of container loss at sea, including topics such as: lashing improvement, container loss detection systems, etc.).

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