The creation of a European market for ship recycling

Juliana Hsuan and Cristiana Parisi. “The Creation of a European Market for Ship Recycling.” Paper presented at IAME 2018, Mombasa, Kenya, September 11-14 2018.

This paper approaches recycling and ship dismantling as an economic activity to understand how these activities extend the boundaries of markets by internalizing objects formerly externalized such as wastes. By examining how measurement techniques in ship recycling remain underdeveloped and prone to political and economic uncertainties, the study illustrates the difficulties of turning abstract environmental values into quantifiable economic ones.