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Marine carriage of nurdles will be regulated

To reduce the risk of large nurdle spills experienced in recent years, the regulatory work is now focusing on packaging requirements for plastic pellets within the freight container, notification to the carrier so that containers containing plastic pellets can be identified quickly to aid recovery, and stowage requirements for containers containing plastic pellets, argues Mrs. Kim Jefferies, Special Adviser, Arendal. 

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IMO tackles with Arctic Black Carbon and Volatile Organic Compound emissions 

The IMO Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 10), that took place 24-28 April 2023, focused on ways to reduce shipping emissions, among other issues. In particular, IMO discussed about measures to reduce the impact on the Arctic of Black Carbon emissions. With regards to Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions, the Sub-Committee agreed a draft scope of work for submission to MEPC 80. 

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