Last year, Tradebe Port of Barcelona carried out the construction of a barge with a capacity of 230m3 for liquid waste, without limitation as regards its FP, and 36m3 for solid waste. Trademar is a barge certified for the collection of MARPOL waste Annexes I, II, IV, V & VI.
As part of its daily activity, a vessel will generate a range of different wastes including those resulting from the cargo, domestic waste, wastewater and even oily mixtures.
Consequently, in the vanguard of the International Maritime Organization’s international efforts to protect the marine environment are measures such as the Marpol 73/78 Convention, seeking to minimize the environmental impact of waste materials and the degradation of the marine ecosystem.
Our colleague Ana Iglesias, Product Manager for Marpol-Fuel in Tradebe, took part as a speaker in the second edition of the Retolastre conferences organised by the Bilbao Port Authority. These seminars address the issues regarding the International Convention for Ballast Water...
As a members of the ESGR (European Solvent Recycler Group) we are proud to share the “Carbon Footprint of Recycled Solvents at the sectoral level compared with virgin solvents” study in which we have participated. This comparative report illustates the annual CO2-footprint of organic solvents recycled in Europe by ESRG members in relation to the CO2-footprint of virgin solvents. A Life Cycle Assessment following the ISO 14044 methodology was used as a tool to estimate the CO2- footprint of both types. The findings suggest that recycling 309 kt of used solvents each year can save 618 kt CO2 eq. per year. This is equivalent to annually avoiding the Greenhouse Gas emissions of 280,000 diesel cars.