Period: 2019 – 2021
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Project description and aims
In 2017, 65% of ships/vessels worldwide were sold to South-Asian beaching yards for dismantling (e.g. India, Pakistan and Bangladesh) which translates into significant environmental and health impacts, especially if it is taken into account that those vessels amounted 80% gross tonnage of all dismantled ships beached in 2017.
On one hand, the Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 on shipments of waste (Waste Shipment Regulation) implements at the European level the requirements of the Basel Convention on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal. On the other hand, the Regulation (EU) No 1257/2013 (Ship Recycling Regulation) brings forward the requirements of the Hong Kong Convention, and regulates EU-flagged ships sent for recycling. The SSR claims that EU-flagged ships must be recycled at facilities authorised by the country of destination in the member state countries, or by the Commission in third countries. Shipments of ships under non-EU flag shall be subject to the procedure of prior written notification, under the WSR.
Therefore, this project aims to assess the consequences of the Ship Recycling Regulation (SSR) in relation to the enforcement of the Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR) and to develop guidance on how to deal with this topic.
- Determination of overlaps and grey areas between the two regulations (WSR and SSR).
- Guidelines on WSR and SSR.
- Final report with best practices and recommendations.
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