Most of the Europe's old cargo ships end up in South Asia, where they're broken up for scrap under terrible labor and environmental conditions. But there's a growing movement to have ships scrapped in Europe instead.
The US may be #1 in some areas, but it's topped in at least one by tiny Belgium. Belgium may hold the record, at least for developed countries, for days without a government - at 589 days. And, that seems to work pretty well... for Belgians.