Waste management can be part of the solution in two ways: one is through waste reduction, and another is through recycling. Consistent waste reduction and recycling activities meaning there will be less waste materials to be sent to landfills and incinerators. Reusing and recycling of used items will also result in less production of new products. And this helps in the conservation of natural resources. Workplaces need to ensure hazards and risks.

RL Kalthia ensures safe and environmentally sound removal of any Hazardous Material contained in a ship certified in accordance with regulation. The person(s) in charge of the recycling operations and the workers are made familiar with the requirements relevant to their tasks and, in particular, actively use the Inventory of Hazardous Materials and the Ship Recycling Plan, prior to and during the removal of Hazardous Materials.

RL Kalthia ensures that all Hazardous Materials detailed in the Inventory are identified, labeled, packaged and removed to the maximum extent possible prior to cutting by properly trained and equipped workers, taking into account the guidelines developed by the competent authorities, in particular:

  • Hazardous liquids, residues and sediments;
  • Substances or objects containing heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and hexavalent chromium;
  • Paints and coatings that are highly flammable and/or lead to toxic releases;
  • Asbestos and materials containing asbestos;
  • PCB and materials containing PCBs, ensuring that heat inducing equipment is avoided during such operations;
  • CFCs and halons; and
  • Other Hazardous Materials not listed above and that are not a part of the ship structure.

RL Kalthia provides for and ensures safe and environmentally sound management of all Hazardous Materials and wastes removed from the ship recycled. Waste management and disposal sites (TSDF) is identified as GEPIL and disposal of such hazardous waste is done at GEPIL for the further safe and environmentally sound management of materials.

All wastes generated from the recycling activity are kept separate from recyclable materials and equipment, labeled, stored in appropriate conditions that do not pose a risk to the workers, human health or the environment and only transferred to a waste management facility authorized to deal with their treatment and disposal in a safe and environmentally sound manner. All such hazardous waste storage facility are identified and are isolated from the routine work area.