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Denmark: Controlling scrapping will be difficult

In general, Denmark is positive towards the European’s Commission proposal to more responsible scrapping. However, the part about approval of facilities in non-EU and non-OECD countries will be difficult to carry out, a Danish Environmental Protection Agency functional manager says.

If shipping companies wish to make use of scrapping facilities in non-EU or non-OECD countries, the facility will have to be registered on an EU positive list. This list is a part of the European Commission’s proposal to more responsible scrapping and is supported by Denmark, Earth and Waste Functional Manager in the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, Annette Schneider says.

She tells that in connection with the list, Denmark highlights that the facilities must live up to tough environmental and labour demands making sure that the EU does not contribute to “laundering” of bad scrapping and that the handling of the waste following the scrapping procedure is carried out responsibly.

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