Prototypes and approaches for raising the waste hierarchy on board and certifying it

Time Project Coordinator Funding Scheme
Start date: September 2011 
End date: June 2014
Costa Crociere SpA LIFE+ "Environment Policy and Governance" 2010
Call: H2020-WASTE-2014


The project objective is to demonstrate technical feasible alternatives for garbage prevention, recovery and recycling on a cruise ship focusing on the detection, testing, evaluation and dissemination of best available techniques and approaches for three on-board garbage streams: (i) packaging, (ii) biodegradable waste and (iii) paper; and three horizontal issues: (i) energy efficiency, (ii) ashore garbage disposal and (iii) normative consistency and precertification.
Moreover it aims at drafting first suggestions for a normative progress concerning waste management on-board and applying, for the first time, the Kyoto requirements at the marine sector.


Support to check the normative coherence of the innovative solutions envisaged and draft a possible standard voluntary scheme for the garbage on board process management.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s LIFE+ programme under Grant Agreement No LIFE 10 ENV/IT/367.


Development and testing of technologies and approaches on a pilot case-study for the recovering of the economic value of biodegradable waste and a raising of the waste hierarchy of garbage (as defined in the EU Dir. 2008/98/EC).
The purpose of the study is to extend the identified successful technologies and approaches to the full Costa fleet, to the Carnival fleets and to the marine sector in general.

Project Consortium

1 Costa Crociere SpA 2 CE.Si.S.P. Centre for the Development of Product Sustainability 3 MEDCRUISE ASSOCIATION 4 Vomm Impianti e Processi con socio Unico S.P.A. 5 Vomm Impianti e Processi con socio Unico S.P.A. 6 DESIGN INNOVATION, RINA SERVICES S.p.A. 7 Contento Trade srl

Alessandro Maccari