Nonprofits slam EU’s move on ship recycling

Jul 01, 2013 | 06:09 PM | Sean Davidson

Tags  ship recycling, shipbreaking, scrap, Basel Action Network, Jim Puckett, Shipbreaking Platform, Sean Davidson

NEW YORK — A collective of nonprofit organizations around the world, including some in the United States, have voiced their dismay at the European Union’s adoption of new regulations governing its shipbreaking industry.

Nearly 160 environmental, human and labor rights organizations represented by the Shipbreaking Platform and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) condemned the new E.U. regulations on ship recycling, with suggestions that the law contains illegal provisions that violate the Basel Convention.

The Shipbreaking Platform and the EEB denounced the new E.U. regulations on ship recycling "for effectively postponing and possibly ridding the E.U. of its responsibility to provide solutions to the global shipbreaking crisis."....

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