The ICS Garbage Management Plans is intended to assist shipping companies to comply with the latest requirements of IMO MARPOL Annex V (regarding treatment and disposal of garbage) and applicable ISM requirements. The second edition provides updated advice on requirements for ships to prepare and implement Garbage Management Plans, in line with some important IMO amendments which entered into force globally 2013, 2017 and in 2018. A copy should be carried on every ship.
This Code of Practice is a comprehensive summary of the environmental obligations of shipping companies as required by international regulations and includes a set of clear environmental standards by which shipping companies should operate. The Code also contains general information about the overall environmental performance of the international shipping industry and addresses potential sources of pollution from ships including oil, chemicals, garbage, ballast water and anti-fouling paints, as well as potential sources of atmospheric pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.