Share of non-recyclable waste generated in the port area

Feasibility level High
Data type (unit) Quantitative ratio (%)
Data source/provider Port companies - OVAM (Flemish Public Waste Agency - Regional)
Method D-coded waste generated in the port area (tonnes) / total waste generated in the port area (tonnes) * 100

Indicator 10. Share of non-recyclable waste generated in the port area

What this indicator measures

This indicator is analogous to Indicator #7. However, in this case, it concerns waste generated in the port area rather than onboard ships. Once again, the assumption is made that recyclable waste collected by the waste collection system is indeed recycled.

Link to a (sample) matching strategic goal

  •  “More transparency in the material chains and destinations of waste flows (Port of Antwerp – OVAM Agreement 2021-2023).

How data are collected and managed


Current limitations

The limitations which applied to Indicator #7 also apply in this case.

The measurement is restricted to the port area, a legally defined territory which is under the management of the Port Authority (PA) or Port Management Body (PMB). For example, the boundaries of the Flemish ports are determined by a decision of the Flemish Government.

Where to start and the perspectives to improve

This indicator is not highly feasible because there are no data yet on the collected waste by location and, R and D code. However, from 2023, the necessary data will be more readily available. through OVAM’s MATIS system (MATerials Information System, on the scale of the Flemish Region).

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