Submitted by: via donau - Österreichische Wasserstraßen-Gesellschaft mbH
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Optimization of disposal of waste from freight shipping on Austrian canals
Optimized waste disposal is critical to environmental protection. A lack of information, cultural differences and language barriers often lead to problems in inland shipping of freight. Via Danube now seeks to create consciousness through a uniform labeling system for waste containers that will facilitate the separation of waste. Symbols and an information sheet in five languages will enable even foreign crews in Austria to participate. After only one month there was a noticeable decline in the number of faults at the lock at Persenbeug, Austria.