NOK 20 million has been paid to boat owners for scrapped leisure boats

Ola ElvestuenMinister of Climate and Environment Ola Elvestuen (Liberal Party).Photo: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB Scanpix

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20,000 boats have been submitted as waste since the wreckage scheme for old recreational boats was introduced in 2017. The owners have been paid NOK 20 million.

In 2017, Parliament introduced a scheme of wreckage for old and discarded recreational craft, which was delivered to approved waste disposal sites. Boat owners are paid NOK 1,000 per boat.

So far, NOK 20 million has been paid to boat owners through this scheme. The goal is for the material in the boats to be sorted and handled properly.

From 2020, the receipts will also be paid to receive metal boats and boat ballast in metal. So far, no subsidy has been made for this because it was believed that the sale of the metal would cover the costs.

  • “The evaluation of the scheme has shown that the metal value was less than expected. Therefore, from 2020, we will extend the grant scheme to aluminum boats and boats with coolers and ballast of metal,” says Minister of Climate and Environment Ola Elvestuen (V).

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