The paper analyses the current Port Waste Management Plan (PWMP) of Chichester Harbour, United Kingdom. The perceptions and attitudes of recreational boat owners on the waste management process in the Harbour were examined using a web-based survey and a selected semi-structured interview by examining their demographics, vessel choice, and perception of the effectiveness of the PWMP in managing Harbour waste. Our findings revealed that boat owners had little or no awareness of what the PWMP is all about. In addition, they have limited use of the waste reception facilities made accessible by the Harbour despite knowing most of the Harbour’s Environmental Designated Areas (EDAs). Education on the purpose of the PWMP increased publicity and the availability of more affordable pump-out facilities are critical for improving waste management and developing best practices in the Harbour. The research bridged a knowledge gap regarding the perception of the waste management process in Chichester Harbour.
- port waste management plan
- Chichester Harbour
- environmental designated areas