BRITMEPA (The British Marine and Shoreline Environment Protection Association
has called on U.K. shipowners, the U.K. maritime industry and all shore-based
industries to pledge their commitment to cleaner seas and safer waters by taking
extra care in the disposal of waste products
. According to BRITMEPA, which is
part of the international MEPA Federation, twelve percent of the pollution in
our waters comes from shipping, with the remaining 88 percent originating
"Despite legislation, the seas around much of Britain remain polluted," says the
inspirationally named Capt Starling Lark, director-general of BRITMEPA.
"Legislation has its place and is necessary, but commitment to the environment made
voluntarily has so much more to offer."
Source: Maritime Advocate