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Title: Shipping sustainability : ship recycling safety and environmentally friendly
Authors: Chua, Hui Sien
Keywords: Engineering::Maritime studies
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Nanyang Technological University
Source: Chua, H. S. (2021). Shipping sustainability : ship recycling safety and environmentally friendly. Final Year Project (FYP), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Project: MS-32
Abstract: The ship recycling industry has been around since 1838 and it requires manual labour and is a highly dangerous lethal activity. Also, ship demolition generates hazardous toxic waste that is constantly disposed of and pollutes the environment. Legislation such as the Basel onvention (BC), the Basel Ban Amendment (BBA) and European Union Waste Shipment Regulation (EUWSR) was first introduced to address the disposal of hazardous substance issues. However, these legal regimes were unsuccessful in regulating safety and environmentally sound ship recycling. In 2009, the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (HKC) was adopted. The HKC was introduced to ensure that ship recycling does not pose any unnecessary risks to human health, safety, and the environment. However, the HKC failed to enter into force as the treaty did not meet the required criteria. As a result, the European Parliament developed and adopted EUSRR in 2013. EUSRR replaces EUWSR and adopts a regulation within the BC to set out regulations laid down by the HKC. This will be fully applicable on 31 December 2018. However, since implementing EUSRR, concerns relating to EUSRR have surfaced which questions the sustainability of EUSRR. The Triple Bottom Line (TPL) frame is used to assess the long-term viability of EUSRR and its ramification sustainability. The issues relating to EUSRR are measured sing the following three pillars: environmental, social, and economic. This study seeks to determine whether implementing EUSRR is sustainable in addressing and regulating safety and environmental issues in the long run.
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