Waste reception point and distribution of waste bins to vessels of Cascais (Portugal)
In 2007 and 2008, waste bins were distributed to vessels operating in Cascais Municipality, in order to discourage waste disposal into the sea.
In 2008, the first reception point (Ecopoint) for waste from vessels was implemented in the Fishing Port of Cascais. This equipment receives hazardous waste especially from fishing vessels which include batteries, oils and oil filters and contaminated packaging.
The fishermen are responsible for the Ecopoint maintenance and waste management. When the Ecopoint is full, the fishermen call the waste management companies to collect the waste and send it for recycling.
In addition to the installation of the Ecopoint, a leaflet on the types of marine litter that come from fishing vessels, was also distributed.
|Place / Location||Subnational, Portugal|
|Theme||Prevention, Awareness (Cross-cutting)|
|Type of Initiative||Practice/ Activity/ Action|
Fishing Port of Cascais
Waste management companies
According to Cascais Municipality, the implementation of these measures should also be promoted in other locations.
|Case Study prepared by||
Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Isabel PalmaFundação da Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa