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Pressure grows on IMO to reclassify plastic pellets as hazardous substances in wake of X-Press Pearl disaster

Among a long list of topics for debate at next week’s 77th gathering of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Sri Lanka and a number of NGOs are pushing to get plastic pellets reclassified as hazardous substances in the wake of this year’s disaster. On May 25 the burning Singapore-flagged boxship X-Press …

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Among a long list of topics for debate at next week’s 77th gathering of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Sri Lanka and a number of NGOs are pushing to get plastic pellets reclassified as hazardous substances in the wake of this year’s disaster. On May 25 the burning Singapore-flagged boxship X-Press …

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