11 Jul 2019
China lower air pollution levels
It has been noted how Beijing has been successfully working on reducing air pollution, improving air quality for its residents. The country has made such progress by closing factories as well as renovating and updating factories that were causing serious damage to the air.
Beijing is no longer in the list of the top 100 most polluted cities in Asia, as the pollution level of Chinese cities dropped by 10% between 2018 and 2019. A report issued by Greenpeace and AirVisual also showed how Shanghai managed to tackle the problem of waste, in protection of the environment, by implementing stricter waste separation and recycling laws.
The Chinese government has now also suspended the project to build a new garbage incineration plant in Wuhan, after the city’s residents protested against the project, claiming that it would threaten their health.
China has been tackling air pollution since 2008 and has come a long way. Air pollution was described by the Chinese Premier as ‘nature's red-light warning against the model of inefficient and blind development.’ Now, the government must continue its pursuit to reduce air pollution without causing any problems to the Chinese economy and its growth.