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CE Delft - Preventing spills of plastic pellets: a feasibility analysis of regulatory options 2023 - Report

The PPR, a Subcommittee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is considering regulatory options to address the release of pellets in the marine environment. A correspondence group has identified three mandatory regulatory options, which will be further considered during the tenth PPR session in April 2023. This report evaluates the effectiveness and feasibility of the options. It finds that different aspects of risk mitigation are tackled by the different options to different degrees and that the effectiveness of the options could be enhanced by strengthening either the packaging requirements or the stowage requirements in the options. It also concludes that all options would be feasible to implement by actors in the transport chain, regulators and inspectors. The additional costs of all options appear to be manageable, based on feedback from interviewees.

Language: English