New international convention adopted to ensure safe and environmentally sound ship recycling

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es pièces de métal destinées à être recyclées après refonte, s’apprêtent a être chargées sur un bateau, le 29 août 2006 dans le port de Nantes, par CFF Recycling, entreprise qui collecte, tri et recycle des métaux ferreux et non ferreux. © AFP PHOTO FRANK PERRY

A new international Convention on ship recycling has been adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 is aimed at ensuring that ships, when being recycled after reaching the end of their operational lives, do not pose any unnecessary risk to human health and safety or to the environment.

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