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Sustainable Air & Water Initiatives on the Rise in China

on June 9, 2012

 

The average Chinese citizen is responsible for a fraction of the greenhouse emissions of the average American—and the country is not bound by any international treaty to reduce its emissions. While pollution is a massive problem, one collaborative, six-year study of carbon dioxide levels in Beijing and surrounding provinces suggests that combustion efficiency, a component of overall energy efficiency, is improving in the region.

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The Water purification business is growing as over 30 million residential water purification systems were sold last year in China. It created sales revenue of 30 billion yuan ($4.76 billion), according to data from the China Water Purification Association.

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Officials from the health and epidemic prevention station of Harbin municipal government exame a water purifier at a store Heilongjiang province. Chinese people’s increased awareness of the quality of the water they drink daily is stimulating demand for water purifying products.

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Launched in 1978, China’s massive tree-planting program covers 42% of China’s landmass and will be the biggest man-made carbon sponge on the planet by 2050. Chinese volunteers have planted about 58.9 billion trees across the country, increasing China’s forest cover from 12% to 18% in two decades. 

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Between 2009 and 2010, employees at Jiangmen Yi Xin Tanning Company Limited (“Yi Xin”) have planted nearly 2,000 larch seedlings on the mountain slopes surrounding their factory!

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