European Parliament Strengthens ‘Polluter Pays’ Principle For Ship Waste Management

The Transport Committee of the European Parliament adopted today the Meissner report on the Port Reception Facilities.

ESPO welcomes in particular the proposal to strengthen the ‘polluter pays’ principle by discouraging the delivery of unreasonable quantities of garbage, including dangerous waste, for a fixed fee.

It aims to make sure that ships deliver their garbage at every port call and don’t skip waste deliveries to save time.