The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) provides rules for discharge of pollution from ships. The convention has been ratified by 154 countries and all ships flagged under these states are bound by its regulations. As set forth in Annex V of the convention, discharge of garbage at sea is generally prohibited. Many vessels have challenges with proper handling of the bulk of leftover packaging- and wrapping materials that accumulates during trips. The Enviro X-Press maritime waste compactor makes responsible waste handling easy.
The International Maritme Organization, IMO, has published a simplified overview of the discharge provisions of the revised MARPOL Annex V. Whereas some types of waste such as ground-up food was can be discharge at given distances from the nearest land, all other garbage including plastics, domestic wastes, incinterator ashes and fishing gear may not be discharged into the sea.
The X-Press compacts waste into incinerator-sized bales using a penumatic piston. The compactor compresses waste enough to save a large amount of space, yet leaves sufficient air spaces in the bales to facilitate the incineration process, and also has been designed to yield bales that are generally not heavier than 25kg.
The unit is built in stainless steel to withstand the corrosive ambient marine environment. It has been designed to meet stringen HSE requirements. The product is supplied with a Green Certificate and is approved for inclusion in Green Ship certification.