The continuous evasion of the “Polluter Pays Principle” – Greenpeace Report (2002)

Abstract

“Every year around 600-700 seavessels are taken out of service. Old ships contain a wide range of toxic materials and oily waste. The ships are broken down on beaches in Asia, polluting the environment severely, and threatening the health of workers and surrounding communities. This document will go into the aspects of financial profits and environmental/health costs associated with the breaking of ships.”
“Shipping companies receive more than 1 billion dollars by exporting old ships to India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and China for scrapping in one year’s time.”