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End of Life: The Human Cost of Breaking Ships

Publication | 12 December, 2005 at 0:00

This is a joint report by Greenpeace and the International Federation of Human Rights Leagues (FIDH), that aims to shed light on the extremely poor working and environmental conditions that are still prevailing at shipbreaking yards all over the...

Greenpeace urges EU transport ministers to come clean on toxic tankers

Press release | 21 April, 2005 at 0:00

Greenpeace will present EU transport ministers with a 'message in a bottle' at the entrance to the European Conference Centre building in Luxembourg before the start of the Transport Council meeting on Thursday 21 April (1). The bottle contains...

Obsolete toxic ship dumping to be controlled

Press release | 29 October, 2004 at 0:00

The global trade in toxic ships for scrap was dealt a serious blow today in Geneva when the Basel Convention affirmed that ships can be considered toxic waste under international law and that its 163 signatories must control the export of ships...

Greenpeace accuses shipping industry of profiting from poison

Press release | 4 October, 2002 at 0:00

Joint Declaration on Implementing Urgent Global Solutions

Publication | 11 December, 2005 at 0:00

Shipbreaking yards provide the last resting place for End of Life Ships. At these yards, ships are scrapped, primarily for their steel content. Ship scrapping, often referred to as ’shipbreaking’, provides employment to thousands of workers in...

The Clemenceau Case: Potential Hazardous Material Assessment

Publication | 7 February, 2006 at 19:06

A report which inventories the potentially hazardous materials likely to be onboard the French decommissioned aircraft carrier Clemenceau.

Exposing toxic trade in disguise

Feature story | 19 June, 2003 at 0:00

During June four representatives from ship breaking yards in India and Bangladesh are touring through Europe. They aim to present the impact of the current polluting practices at the breaking yards to ship owners and discuss working towards a...

See you in India...

Feature story | 16 September, 2002 at 0:00

The trade in toxic waste is outlawed in many countries. However this trade still continues away from the public gaze or under another name. We teamed up with internet activists to expose a common form of toxic waste trade.

Ship ruled toxic waste

Feature story | 19 June, 2002 at 0:00

Today the highest court in the Netherlands ruled that a ship containing asbestos, heavy metals and other toxic material should be classified as toxic waste.

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