During the operation of boats transporting passengers and cargo on the Danube, they accumulate large quantities of environmentally harmful materials that the boats have nowhere to deposit. The Green Island offers fuel, drinking water, boating supplies and an opportunity to deposit oily bilge-water and wastewater, which reduces the environmental load that boating on the Danube causes significantly, and also contributes to improving water quality.
The operation of the Green Island itself is also based on the principles of sustainability. It has solar cells to provide energy, and the immediate neutralisation of the harmful materials received is treated as a top priority. Non-drip connectors ensure that fuelling does not result in incidental environmental pollution, either.
Thanks to the modern equipment and the world-class service, the environmental loads generated by boats are reduced, and shipping on the Danube becomes more sustainable. One of the priority objectives of the service is to ensure that the amount of pollution released into living waters is reduced to a minimum. The hazardous materials deposited at the facility are neutralised and then transferred for deposition to authorised waste managers.
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