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Mar Pollut Bull. 2014 Feb 15;79(1-2):245-53. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.12.006. Epub 2013 Dec 22.

Regulation of solid waste management at Brazilian ports: analysis and proposals for Brazil in light of the European experience.

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  • 1Instituto Alberto Luiz Coimbra de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia (COPPE), Programa de Planejamento Energético e Ambiental (PPE), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil. Electronic address: cristiane.jaccoud@gmail.com.
  • 2Instituto Alberto Luiz Coimbra de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia (COPPE), Programa de Planejamento Energético e Ambiental (PPE), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil.

Abstract

With a coastline of 8500 km, Brazil has 34 public ports and various private terminals, which together in 2012 handled 809 million tonnes of goods. The solid wastes produced (from port activities, ships and cargoes) pose a highly relevant problem, both due to the quantity and diversity, requiring a complex and integrated set of practices resulting from legal requirements and proactive initiatives. The main Brazilian law on solid waste management is recent (Law 12,305/2010) and the specific rules on solid waste in ports are badly in need of revision to meet the challenges caused by expansion of the sector and to harmonize them with the best global practices. This paper analyzes the current legal/regulatory framework for solid waste management at Brazilian ports and compares this structure with the practice in Europe. At the end, we suggest initiatives to improve the regulation of solid wastes at Brazilian ports.

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KEYWORDS:

Brazil; Management; Ports; Regulation; Solid wastes

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