Public pressure to find solutions to plastic pollution means companies are ‘on the verge’ of swapping to other materials with ‘new, and potentially greater, environmental consequences’, a new report warns.
Recent efforts by European countries to send plastic East for recycling have become a major cause of the marine litter problem that has been plaguing Asia-Pacific waters, according to an explosive report from the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF).
China is a country of epochs and eras, phases and cycles, periods and plans. It has witnessed agricultural revolutions followed by massive industrialisation, open-market reforms and WTO accession—and now technological innovation and a digitised supply-chains.
Having declared war on pollution in 2014, Beijing is hoping to pass China’s first law to govern soil contamination next year to curtail damage caused by decades of industrial growth at the expense of ground quality.
China's Ministry of Land and Resources has announced plans to conduct a survey across the country to assess pollution levels as a means to ascertain the reasons behind excessive cadmium content in rice detected in some regions early this year.
A blacklist of polluting companies, including two well known food
processors, was issued by China's environmental watchdog yesterday,
which denies bank loans in attempt to punish those that flout