Tuesday, 22 October 2013

IMO bans dumping of PIB at sea

In February of this year, hundreds of seabirds in waters off the southern coast were killed by a glue-like substance. It was later identified as high viscosity polyisobutylene (PIB). Now, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has announced that PIB dumping at sea will be outlawed from next year, thanks largely to pressure from the European Commission and the UK government. There is more in a media release from Sir Graham Watson MEP.

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