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South Asian beaches target of new EU ship recycling rules

A ship hull being cut at the Allied Defense Recycling facility in Vallejo, California. South Asian facilities are likely to be absent from the EU list.


EUROPEAN, Turkish and Chinese recyclers are set to benefit from strict new EU rules on breaking up old ships, but the practice of dismantling them on beaches in South Asia at great human and environmental cost will still be hard to stop.

Of all 1,026 ocean going ships