|Title of host publication||Berkshire encyclopedia of sustainability|
|Subtitle of host publication||Vol. 3 : the law and politics of sustainability|
|Editors||Klaus Bosselmann, Daniel Fogel, J. B Ruhl|
|Place of Publication||Great Barrington, MA|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
The International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships was introduced in 2009 to address the concerns raised by the dangerous practices of “shipbreaking”; the dismantling of old ships releases hazardous materials into the ocean and onto coastlines. The convention was also intended to create a framework for the sustainable recycling of ships’ materials such as steel and iron.