There is plenty of available capacity at the 43 shipyards currently on the EU's list of approved recycling facilities. And yet, European shipping companies scrap most of their end-of-life ships on the beaches in Alang, India, among other places, in unsafe conditions.
"That's not okay," said the Danish Minister of Environment, Lea Wermelin (Social Democrat), Thursday, during a meeting with the minister convened in the Danish Parliament's foreign affairs committee regarding shipbreaking in India.
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