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  • Ship waste and wastewater: SOWOS 3

    The seas are the largest ecological system of the earth. Seagoing vessels usually make long-distance journeys but are not regionally limited. The international, goal-oriented co-operation of all involved parties is therefore required in order to protect the sea. In previous symposiums about sewage, bilge and ballast water, it became clear that there is a need for substantial discussion on these ...

  • 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

  • `Duped` Brazil waste shipping company awarded £730,000

    The shipping company involved in exporting and repatriating ‘illegal’ waste sent to Brazil, has won £731,615 in damages and costs. Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) brought the claim in the High Court against Worldwide Biorecyclables, its director Julio Da Costa and its previous co-director and company secretary Andre Oliveira. The money was awarded becuase the shipping company suffered ...

  • Scrapping ships - is the EU dumping toxic waste?

    Hundreds of rusting old ships registered in the European Union end up being dismantled on beaches on the Indian sub-continent - with Bangladesh being a key destination. There, workers brave oil, asbestos, chemicals and heavy metals as they dismantle the ships by hand. A report to be debated by MEPs Tuesday night in Strasbourg will call for EU-registered ships to be pre-cleaned of hazardous waste ...


    By European Parliament

  • UMI Ships TrashCat to Malaysia

    The UMI division of Liquid Waste Technology (LWT) recently shipped a TrashCat MS8-1500A marine skimmer to Malaysia. This machine will be used to keep portions of the Klang River free from floating debris such as plastic bottles, wood, and trash. UMI (United Marine International) was excited to host a large group of Malaysian government workers who came to the local ...

  • Ship made from reclaimed plastic bottles sets sail to raise awareness on waste

    Adventure Ecology founder and environmentalist David de Rothschild and his intrepid crew; Jo Royle, David Thomson, Olav Heyerdahl along with National Geographic filmmaker Max Jourdan and Myoo Media's Vern Moen set sail on Saturday on the Plastiki, a unique 60ft catamaran engineered from approximately 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles and srPET, a fully recyclable material. An 'off-the-grid' ...

  • Final load of debris shipped from K-25 Building demolition project

    On March 11, The final truckload of debris from the K-25 Building demolition project was shipped from East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP). The K-25 Building, located at the East Tennessee Technology Park (the former Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant), was built in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project. At that time, K-25 was the world’s largest building under one roof. Demolition of the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • New EPA report reviews cruise ship discharges

    A final national report on cruise ship discharges will help EPA determine whether the existing State of Alaska discharge standards for sewage and graywater from cruise ships operating in Alaskan waters are adequate, or if more stringent standards are needed.  The Cruise Ship Discharge Assessment Report reviewed five waste streams from cruise ships: sewage, graywater, oily bilge water, solid ...

  • Coast Guard wants barges to ship fracking water

    The U.S. Coast Guard wants to allow barges filled with fracking wastewater to ply the nation's rivers on their way toward disposal. Many environmentalists are horrified, but industry groups say barge transport has its advantages. Now, the wastewater is usually disposed of by truck or rail, which poses more risk for accidents than shipping by barge, according to a government report. And one ...


    By Associated Press

  • MEPs throw ship NOx monitoring overboard

    MEPs voted Wednesday April 16,2014 to reject a proposal to monitor nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions from shipping, which is set to overtake all land-based sources by 2020. Transport & Environment says EU governments must not waste this unique opportunity to monitor two of the most harmful air pollutants, NOx and sulphur (SOx), as part of the monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of ...

  • Cruise ship pollution bill introduced in California

    Every cruise ship transiting California waters would carry an ocean ranger aboard to oversee wastewater discharge practices and the maintenance and operation of pollution control equipment if a bill introduced in the state Senate Friday becomes law. Senator Joe Simitian, a Democrat, introduced the bill to protect California waters from cruise ship pollution, protect cruise ship passengers from ...

  • Technokomplex Begins Shipping of Pyrolysis Equipment to the U.S.

    Technokomplex has been designing equipment for utilization of scrap tires, mechanical rubber goods, plastics, oil sludge and waste oils by method of low-temperature pyrolysis. For several years Technokomplex has been cooperating with EU countries in the field of development and delivery of pyrolysis equipment. Now the company introduces its equipment to the US market and makes it available for ...


    By Technokomplex

  • Low carbon shipping - next generation energy systems

    With the increasingly strict requirements of maritime emissions regulations in numerous international jurisdictions, and the recent sharp global increase in energy costs, ship energy management and efficiency has never before carried such economic significance for marine equipment suppliers and shipbuilders, as well as vessel owners and fleet operators. Ricardo has been actively involved in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Export of Toxic Ghost Ships to UK Ended

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - The Bush administration's plan to export nine ex-naval 'Ghost Fleet' vessels from the James River in Virginia to Teesside, England for scrapping has itself been finally scrapped, according to British ship-breaker Able UK. American environmental groups responsible for first blocking the deal in 2003 applauded its end as a victory for American recyclers, and for national ...

  • 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 ...

  • Shipping Containers: Another Green Opportunity for Eco-Wineries

    Erich Brandt, Senior VP of ACH Foam Technologies, thinks wineries on the green radar need to take a second look at the containers their wine bottles are shipped in. WineLoc EPS wine shippers, designed to protect wines from temperature fluctuations as well as breakage, offer ...


    By Marketwire

  • Shipping Facility Commits to Second Stretch in Environmental Performance

    (Dallas, Texas – November 20, 2006) The Port of Houston Authority was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today for renewing its commitment to implement environmentally beneficial practices that go beyond regulatory requirements. As part of the National Environmental Performance Track program, the port has committed to reduce total water use by 5 percent, non-hazardous ...

  • 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 ...

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