Boat DIGEST project for end of life boats nears completion

The EU funded Boat DIGEST project on end of life boat dismantling and recycling is set to finish after summer this year.
The EU funded Boat DIGEST project on end of life boat dismantling and recycling is set to finish after summer this year.

Started in autumn 2013, the EU funded Boat DIGEST project on boat dismantling and recycling is set to finish after summer this year.

The outcomes and findings of this initiative will be presented during the final conference on Wednesday, 23 September from 10:00 to 14:00 in Brussels (Belgium) at Rue de La Loi 227 (ground floor at Catalan Region premises).

Representatives of the European Union, industry, Member States, NGOs, dismantling companies and journalists are invited to the event, which is free of charge and open to everyone with an interest in boat dismantling.

You can register now by writing by email.

The conference will give an overview of the Boat DIGEST project and activities undertaken during the last two years, including the state-of-play on end of life boats, the online training programme developed for the staff working at dismantling places, the online awareness training for boat owners and the guidance materials.

Related challenges, such as education, composite waste recycling and circular economy will also be addressed.

More information about the conference can be found in the European Boating Industry News section

In the meantime, you can check the Boat DIGEST website where you will find four sets of guidelines targeted at various audiences (boaters, marinas, refit companies and so on) and offering some information and advice on end-of-life craft related issues.

An e-learning platform with training and awareness contents for dismantlers and boat owners, respectively will kickstart on the website shortly as well.

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