Pollution is the contamination of air, soil, or water via the discharge of harmful substances. Pollution prevention is the reduction or elimination of pollution at the source (source reduction) instead of at the end-of-the-pipe or stack. Pollution prevention occurs when raw materials, water, energy and other resources are utilized more efficiently, and when less harmful substances are substituted for hazardous ones. Additionally, pollution prevention measures also entail the elimination of toxic substances in the production process. By reducing the use and production of hazardous substances, and by operating more efficiently, we protect human health, strengthen our economic well-being, and preserve the environment.
Source reduction allows for the greatest and quickest improvements in environmental protection. This is achieved by avoiding the generation of waste and various pollutants. Source reduction makes the regulatory system more efficient by reducing the need for end-of-pipe environmental control by the government.
Black Sea Terminal has successfully adhered to the above principles and thus pollution prevention is guaranteed at every stage of its operation. Black Sea Terminal is committed to the prevention of all kinds of pollution and minimizing waste generation as per its health, safety and environmental policy reservoir embankments, various kinds of booms, and other oil spill equipment. BST’s pollution prevention mechanism is in accordance with ISO standards and local regulations. Pollution prevention and waste minimization are the main concerns during each step of construction and operation. Those principles, in accordance with international standards, are integrated into the design, construction and operational stages of the construction and operation of the terminal and all of its future facilities.