As a requirement of both International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL 73/78), which Turkey is a party to, and national legislation; waste reception facilities are being established and operated by coastal facilities in order to prevent the ships from discharging their waste and residues into the territorial waters of Turkey and to protect the marine areas. In 2017, number of coastal facilities which give waste reception service to the ships was 277.
The waste collected in these waste reception facilities are recycled or disposed of according to characteristics of waste in line with the legislation issued pursuant to Environmental Law. In this way, the ship-sourced pollution caused by the increasing sea traffic can be reduced.
GRAPH 68- DISTRIBUTION OF WASTE ORIGINATED FROM SHIPS OVER THE YEARS (m3)
Source: Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation, General Directorate of Environmental Management