Applied Environmental Research

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Marine garbage reception facilities can effectively prevent marine pollution when adequately implemented together with other management tools. This paper analyzes the garbage manage-mentpolicy based on transactions between shipping companies and the seaport. Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) was used to scrutinize the influence of transactional colla-boration (independent variable) on the different reasons for using GRF of the shipping firms (dependent variable). The study indicates that the motivations of ship operators (identified as laws and regulations, navigation limitations, partnerships, competitiveness and environmentalconsciousness), varies depending on frequency of transaction during the year. Management po-licies varied by ship operator. In addition, an over-optimistic perception of the state of the marineenvironment appears to prevail among shipping companies. Nevertheless, the majority of respon-dents reported concerns over the dangers of ship-generated garbage to the environment as well as marine wildlife. This study highlights the need for technical cooperation and greater exchange of knowledge among port authorities, shipping firms and other environmental related institutes.

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