China Targets Cement, Batteries, Metals In Anti-pollution Push

wochit news
December 27, 2013 AT 4:22 AM
China will raise standards for the production of cement, batteries, leather and heavy metals as part of its efforts to cut air, water and soil pollution, the environment ministry said on Friday. Beijing, facing growing public anger over smog, contaminated food and unclean water, has said it will tackle the environmental costs of more than three decades of unbridled growth. According to a notice issued by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, China produced 2.21 billion tons of cement in 2012, 56 percent of the global total.