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Disposal of plastic end-of-life-boats
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2013 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Of Europe’s approximately 6 million boats almost half are found inthe Nordic countries. In spite of the long durability of plastic boats, the problem of End of Life Boats (ELB) now starts to arise. However,the responsibilities are unclear and there is no regulation on how the dismantling and disposal is to be conducted. Investigations havebeen going on in the various Nordic countries on how to perform scrapping of plastic boats, but there is yet no consensus on how to handle the problem.The aim of this study was to provide information on statistics on boats in the Nordic countries and relate to the future need for scrapping plastic boats (ELB). More specific, the project dealt withthe magnitude of dumping of boats, contents of contaminants in ELBs as well as possibilities for reuse and recycling of materials. Part of the project was to organize a Nordic Workshop with essential stakeholders and their views on ELB is compiled in this report. The project provides a good background to the problem of disposing of boats and highlights the various issues that must be addressed. Since the scrapping of boats is a future waste problem which need to be solved, this project is relevant to many different stakeholders from boaters, boat organizations, shipyards, waste companies and government institutions at various levels.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen: Nordisk Ministerråd, 2013. , 40 p.
TemaNord, ISSN 0908-6692 ; 2013:582
National Category
Environmental Management
Research subject
Baltic Sea Region; Environment; Business; Research; Transport
URN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-3363DOI: 10.6027/TN2013-582OAI: diva2:741961
Available from: 2014-08-29 Created: 2014-08-29 Last updated: 2016-02-09

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