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Living the Green Port: Slovenian Port of Koper Wins ESPO Award 2014

5th November 2014
Living the Green Port: Slovenian Port of Koper Wins ESPO Award 2014

#ESPOgreenPortAward – The Slovenian port of Koper has been awarded this year's ESPO Award in recognition of its work in creating a sustainable future for the port and its surroundings.

The prestigious award ceremony was held in Brussels last night and the theme of this year's European Sea Port Organisation (ESPO) Award was Innovative Environmental Projects. Koper won the 2014 Award for its project, No Waste, Just Resources!

The project aims to reduce the amount of waste through encouraging its reuse or reprocessing into environment-friendly materials, and includes such innovations as the use of paper mill sludge as an anti-dusting agent, the introduction of a heating system that uses recycled wood. In addiiton the operation of the waste separation centre and composting plant and the reuse of marine silt as a construction material.

The ESPO Award 2014 attracted twenty projects from ports from all over Europe compete for the prize. Koper beat shortlisted projects from the ports of Huelva, Lisbon, Marseille and Rotterdam.

Read more about the project No Waste, Just Resources! by clicking HERE.

Published in Ports & Shipping
Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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