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Slow progress on recycling

Ten years on, the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships has yet to come into force; meanwhile, EU has gone ahead with its own recycling rules

TWENTY years ago, how to dispose of old ships past their useful lives was not really an issue. It was accepted that they would end up on a beach and cut into pieces.

The political environment has changed massively since then due to the twin concerns of environmental damage caused by...

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