Sustainability of Port-Related Activities
Reducing the carbon and environmental footprint of the port-based ecosystem is a new ambition, which illustrates Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port’s desire to engage the Organization in a virtuous dynamic that is in keeping with worldwide, national, local and sectoral undertakings.
Management of Onshore Waste
The upkeep of the port activity zones and maintenance and office-based activities generated a little over 1 200 tonnes of waste in 2019, including 500 tonnes of organic waste resulting from deposition on the ground during the unloading of cargo from vessels alongside quay. For the period 2015-2019, the annual tonnage collected amount to approximately 1 045 tonnes on average.
In order to encourage the sorting of waste products and to meet the regulatory requirements, all the facilities at the Port of Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire are equipped with the appropriate waste collection bins for their area of activity.
Solid hazardous waste is separated from other waste products and appropriate waste disposal arrangements have been put in place for waste electrical and electronic equipment, batteries, fluorescent tube lamps and used print cartridges.
The upkeep and tidying of non-developed zones by Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port’s teams, in combination with the efforts to secure the port facilities, have also served to limit the amount of illicit dumping.
An essential factor in the success of this approach is that the members of personnel are advised and informed regarding waste management issues.