Recently, Canada made a proposal during the negotiations for a mandatory global shipping code in the Arctic (They are tired of all those oily wastes and other forms of garbage in that northern region).
Canada has obtained the support of several countries including France and Germany.
Lars Erik Mangset of The Wordlife Fund said, “Canada actually took quite good leadership on this issue.”
Spokeswoman Kelly James said, “Canada continues to support the development of an international polar code that would provide an equivalent level of safety and environmental protection to that of our law.”
The suggested recommendations stated that the dumping of oil, oily waste and garbage into any part of the Arctic be against international law.