As many as can be salvaged from the ship. Steel is expensive to make, so scrap steel is valuable. Some countries’ primary steel resource (up to 90%) happens to be ship breaking including Bangladesh. Some even claim it is a green industry since almost everything on the ship can be reused or recycled. However, this claim is not completely legitamate since the processes that accomplish this often produce an amount of waste including toxic materials being included with the reused material.
Sadly ship breaking yards often dump the cost and the waste on the workers, local farmers, and fishers in the area. Due to the enormous violations to the environment this produces, in addition to violation of any kind of worker health or safety code, many countries oppose ship breaking.
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