Concept of the E-Waste Management Model on Sea-Going Ships

Magdalena Kaup, Dorota Lozowicka, Agnieszka Deja, Krzysztof Czaplicki
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIV, Special Issue 1, 444-458, 2021
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/2054


Purpose: The article presents the issue of the e-waste management on sea-going ships. Characteristics of ship-generated waste in accordance with the international classification in force and the new category (e-waste) was defined in the first part of the article. Furthermore, the principles of its management were analysed in the context of the adopted amendments to Annex V of MARPOL 73/78. The objective of the article is to develop a preliminary concept of the e-waste management model on a sea-going ship, considering the annual variation of e-waste occurrence on ships. Design/Methodology/Approach: The conducted research allowed to develop a concept of the e-waste management model on sea-going ships. The presented model was developed based on available data from both seagoing ships and selected EU ports. The universal character of the model will allow for its wide application and the implementation of its individual stages will ensure appropriate supervision and increase the efficiency of the whole process. Findings: Identification and compilation of the issue of the e-waste management on sea-going ships. The universality of the model allows for its wide application and implementation of its individual stages, both on sea-going ships and in seaports. Practical Implications: A natural consequence of the model will be the implementation of measures which should be predictable to reduce the risk of undesirable events resulting from bad e-waste management practices on sea-going ships. Originality/value: Indication of future research directions improving the functionality solutions on ships model according to the recommendations of the circular economy.

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