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  • Brussels - Solutions for the responsible recycling of ships

    Untitled Document Stavros Dimas, member of the European Commission, Responsible for Environment said: “The dismantling or recycling of ships is a pressing environmental, economic and ...


  • Ship recycling safety in Pakistan explored at UN workshop

    Recycling the end-of-life ships is a major industry that is a source of steel and other recyclable items. While the industry provides an important source of raw materials and employment to the countries in which it is based, there is concern about the environmental, health and safety standards employed in the dismantling and recycling of vessels that can contain substances ranging from asbestos ...

  • Greener Ship Recycling: GL signs MOU with CNSA

    Germanischer Lloyd (GL) and the China National Ship Recycling Association (CNSA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together to promote green ship recycling in China. GL and CNSA will collaborate to develop training programmes, pilot projects, and research practices that will allow the Chinese ship recycling industry to comply with incoming ...


  • New series of ISO standards assists stakeholders in recycling ships

    ISO has launched the first document of a new series of management system standards for the recycling of ships. The new series, ISO 30000, Ship recycling management systems, will support environmental protection and increase the safety of workers. Ship recycling contributes to the global conservation of energy and resources. However, the presence of asbestos, hydrocarbons and other environmentally ...

  • New series of ISO standards assists stakeholders in recycling ships

    ISO has launched the first document of a new series of management system standards for the recycling of ships. The new series, ISO 30000, Ship recycling management systems, will support environmental protection and increase the safety of workers. Ship recycling contributes to the global conservation of energy and resources. However, the presence of asbestos, hydrocarbons and other ...


    By WeDoTanks.com LLC

  • ISO document to increase confidence in certification of ship recycling management systems

    A newly published ISO publicly available specification (PAS) for bodies providing audit and certification of ship recycling management will help to increase the safety of workers and protection of the environment by providing requirements for independent recognition of good practice. ISO/PAS 30003:2008, Ships and marine technology – Ship recycling management systems – Requirements for bodies ...

  • Green Paper on safer ship dismantling

    The EC initiated work to develop an EU-wide strategy on ship dismantling in April 2006. Worldwide, between 200 and 600 large merchant vessels are taken apart for their valuable scrap metal annually, and this figure is set to rise in the next few years as single-hull oil tankers ...


  • EC launches public consultation on dismantling of ships

    The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the options for a new initiative regarding the dismantling and recycling of ships. The consultation will allow stakeholders to provide input to the European Commission who are working on a strategy on better ship dismantling. The proposed strategy on better ship dismantling will help implement key elements of an international ...

  • Commission presents EU strategy for safer ship dismantling

    The European Commission has presented an EU strategy to make the dismantling of old ships safer for workers and the environment. Every year between 200 and 600 large merchant ships are taken apart for their valuable scrap metal. Many ships taken out of service in Europe end up being dismantled on beaches in South Asia. A lack of environmental protection and safety measures results in high ...

  • Statement by Environment Commissioner Potočnik on the outcome of the trilogue on the Ship Recycling Regulation

    "I welcome the outcome of the trilogue on the new Ship Recycling Regulation, which marks a major step towards more sustainable recycling of ships around the world. The new legislation will make it possible to legally recycle EU ships outside the OECD, but only in facilities that meet minimum environmentally requirements. Ship owners will be able to choose such facilities from an EU list at a ...

  • HP cuts notebook shipping waste with innovative packaging

    Walmart has named HP the winner of its Home Entertainment Design Challenge, singling out the technology company for further reducing the environmental impact of personal computers. The HP Pavilion dv6929 Entertainment Notebook features an innovative design that reduces product packaging by 97 percent, conserving fuel and reducing CO2 emissions by removing the equivalent of one out of every four ...


    By HP

  • New Environmental Rules for Polar Shipping established

    Ships trading in the Polar Regions will have to comply with strict safety and environmental provisions specific to the harsh conditions in the Arctic and Antarctic. These regulatory changes are part of the environmental International Code for ships operating in polar waters (Polar Code) and associated amendments to MARPOL (the International Convention for the Prevention of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • CBI China to Present 3rd Asia Ship Recycling & SNP Summit at the End of June

    The 3rd Asia Ship Recycling & SNP Summit is to be held in Shanghai by CBI China, June 30th-July 1st, 2011. The year 2011 will see mass deliveries of new-build ships, which will worsen the existing surplus; the Libyan turbulence has fueled the rise of oil prices; the Inflation pressure has added to the complexity of the European debt crisis. ...


    By CBI China

  • Progress reported in UN-backed efforts to reduce pollution, emissions from ships

    The United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) has reported major progress on efforts to cut polluting and global warming emissions from ships, achieve more environmentally friendly recycling of vessels and prevent contamination from harmful organisms in ballast. Under amendments to the so-called MARPOL (marine pollution) accords unanimously adopted by IMO’s Marine Environment ...


    By United Nations

  • Increased recycling - inventories required

    DNV has for nearly two decades been actively involved in issues relating to harmful substances on board vessels that are ready for recycling. Over almost the same period, DNV has also been involved in improving the whole recycling process. In May this year, a new IMO guideline – “International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships” – is to be adopted. “DNV has ...


    By DNV GL

  • AWFS Continues Recycling Program, Destroys Responsibly at AWFSFair

    AWFS has once again teamed with WEIMA, the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), Repurpose America and Freeman, the association's show general contractor, to set up a "Destroy Responsibly" recycling program at AWFSFair, Wednesday, July 24 - Saturday, July 27. WEIMA America will provide a shredding system that will be in constant operation during show hours, grinding all of the demonstration wood ...


  • Three Boston-area Businesses Honored for Food Waste Recycling Efforts on America Recycles Day

    A collection of state and federal environmental agencies, along with private businesses, joined the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park yesterday at a forum to promote composting and recycling. Businesses that are part of the Massachusetts WasteWise program attended the forum at Fenway Park that recognized three organizations that have excelled in their efforts to reduce food waste in their operations. ...

  • US Postal Service begins e-waste recycling program

    In an effort to improve electronics recycling in the United States, the US Postal Service is developing a free national collection program for small electronic items. The program, now in a pilot stage, provides courtesy envelopes with pre-paid postage for patrons to deposit their unwanted digital cameras, printer cartridges, MP3 players, cell phones, and PDAs. International recycling company ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Rich and poor nations should link up to recycle e-waste

    A global system can tackle e-waste until developing countries can do so themselves, say Ruediger Kuehr and Feng Wang. Since the 1990s, electrical and electronic equipment have revolutionised people’s lives. And with ever-increasing technological ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • MacKay River Commercial Project to Recycle 99 Percent of Its Produced Water by Using GE Evaporation Technology

    GE’s Produced Water Treatment and Reduced Liquid Discharge System Will Significantly Reduce Operational Costs While Minimizing Makeup Water Demand Project Highlights GE’s Global Approach to Bringing Innovative Technologies to the Heavy Oil Marketplace GE’s (NYSE: GE) produced water evaporation technologies have been selected by ...


    By General Electric

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