Waste management in Italy is regulated by Part IV of Legislative Decree No. 152 of April 3rd, 2006 (Environmental Regulations), issued following the transposition of EU directives, which abrogated and replaced, among others, the Italian Legislative Decree No. 22 of February 5th, 1997.
Legislative Decree No. 152/06 relating to ship-generated waste management expressly refers to Legislative Decree No. 182 of June 24th, 2003 which implemented Directive 2000/59/EC related to port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues.
In accordance with the provisions of Legislative Decree No. 182/03, the Port Authority of Ravenna has drawn up the Plan for the collection and management of ship-generated waste and cargo residues in the Port of Ravenna (General Framework) and a Collection and disposal planning system, approved by the Province of Ravenna on December 29th, 2004 by Resolution No. 804.
The current Plan was updated and approved by the Province of Ravenna on the 26.08.2009 with Resolution no. 415 in accordance with Article 5 co. 6 of the Legislative Decree 182/03 (Triennial plan for the collection and management of ship-generated waste and cargo residues in the Port of Ravenna). The Plan governing waste was prepared in accordance with the directions of the above-mentioned rules and endorses the aims expressed in Art. 178 of Legislative Decree 152/06 so that waste management in the Port of Ravenna is carried out without endangering human health and without using processes or methods which could harm the environment and, in particular:
- without posing a risk to the water, air, soil and to the flora and fauna;
- without causing health issues from noise and odours;
- without damaging the landscape and sites of particular interest, safeguarded by the current legislation.
Waste management complies with the principles of accountability and co-operation of all those parties involved in the production, distribution, use and consumption of goods from which waste is generated, in accordance with National, European and International laws.