Ship Breaking

Ship Breaking is primariliry carried out in developing nations such as India and Bangladesh – as their laws on dealing with lead paint, asbestos and general worker’s conditions fall far short of Europe and the US. Chittagong Ship Breaking Yard in Bangladesh is mostly in low-res, but we can see a couple of ships here which have been beached on the mud flats for dismantling. All the steel from the ships is recycled and I think these are lifeboats. The workers here are mostly barefoot, have no safety gear and scrap the ships by hand. Greenpeace estimates that…

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