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Shipbreaking is a vital industry, but environmental reform is needed
Source: Europeanceo, Date: , 2017
Source: Europeanceo, July 28, 2017:- Since the dawn of the first
industrial revolution, humans have plundered the planet at an increasing rate.
Decades of excessive consumption have created an enormous quantity of global
waste, and we are rapidly running out of room in which to store it. Landfills
across the globe are fast reaching capacity, while the sea is flooded with one
refuse truck of plastic every minute. With the global population rapidly
rising, waste generation is also on the increase, and is expected to more than
triple over the next century. According to the World Bank, we will be creating an
incredible 11 million tonnes of rubbish per day by 2100. In order to tackle
this growing problem, nations around the world are pursuing ambitious refuse
reduction efforts, and increasingly putting recycling at the top of their
climate change agenda.