OECD has capacity to recycle EU ships – report

The commission's proposal permitting EU-flagged ships to be recycled in developing countries is based on a flawed impact assessment, claims an NGO

The European Commission's proposal permitting EU-flagged ships to be recycled in developing countries is based on a flawed impact assessment, claims an NGO.

Currently, many EU vessels are broken up in Asia, in facilities considered unsound to health and the environment. The Basel Convention and EU Waste Shipment Regulation ban such export of hazardous waste to poorer, non-OECD countries, but this is easily circumvented, notably by reflagging ships.

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