05 Apr '18, 12pm

China goes green: Fact or fiction?

China goes green: Fact or fiction?

Published on Thursday, 05 April 2018 China goes green: Fact or fiction? Written by David Styles Details Tweet BEIJING – Since textile microfibre pollution hit the mainstream headlines, manufacturers producing garments from synthetic materials have – like the microfibre particles the apparel appears to shed – found themselves hurled into choppy waters. Perhaps in light of this, China has been on a recent campaign to alter its polluting image. A ban on importing foreign waste (primarily PET) and tighter restrictions on emissions imposed on the nation’s manufacturers all made for good PR and perhaps even changed China’s image in the eyes of some. It is therefore a little contrary to this environmental charm offensive that one of the largest Chinese petrochemical plants – closed for three years following a huge fire – looks set to reopen with the aim of capitalising on what so...

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