Developing selective waste disposal
Paper and cardboard have been disposed of selectively in the PAS’s offices for some years now; there is a similar arrangement for batteries and printer cartridges.
Every year across the port sites, PAS teams recuperate nearly 165 tonnes of fly-tipped waste, both on the ground and in the docks. The wood, metal, oils, tyres, and electrical waste it contains is recycled. The PAS’s locks provide the boats using them with facilities for the selective disposal of glass, cardboard and ordinary industrial waste.
Developing the use of clean energy
The PAS is keen to play an avant-garde role in demonstrating the use of clean energy. It took part in the Rhine-Main-Danube master plan for developing LNG. This led to a project to create a bunkering station in the port area in order to encourage the river companies to switch to this type of power by ensuring sufficient bunkering capacity along the Upper Rhine.
In the same way, the PAS’s subsidiary Batorama has been trying out a new fuel since May 2017 – GTL (Gas to Liquid) has a much lower level of emissions, particularly of NOx.
Batorama also plans to renew its fleet entirely, with the aim of using clean engines.
The PAS is promoting the development of CNG/LNG service stations for road transport in the port area.
In keeping with its undertakings, the PAS has also decided to replace its own fleet of vehicles with electrically-powered vehicles.
Lastly, as part of the project for its new headquarters, the PAS is ensuring that the building is exemplary in terms of energy efficiency.