“The ship-recycling industry — which dismantles old and decommissioned ships enabling the re-use of valuable materials — is a major supplier of steel and an important part of the economy in many countries, such as Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Turkey. The recycling of scrap metals from ships also reduces the need for mining, an environmentally damaging practice. In this way, it is a vital part of the circular economy — which purports to minimise waste and recycle some materials infinitely.”
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Fonte: European Commission – Junho de 2016