MEP suggests incentive for good ship recycling

The EU should provide an incentive of at least €30 per tonne for ships to be broken up in approved, environmentally sound facilities, says MEP Carl Schlyter

The EU should provide an incentive of at least €30 per tonne for ships to be broken up in approved, environmentally sound facilities, European Parliament rapporteur Carl Schlyter has recommended in a draft legislative resolution.

This financial support mechanism would be financed through a levy on all ships calling at EU ports, with lower rates for ferries and other vessels making frequent stops, according to the draft text, which will be discussed by members of the parliament’s environment committee later on this month.

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