Shanghai government to focus on green manufacturing

By Sophie Chapman
According to government officials, Shanghai will prioritise the promotion of its green manufacturing developments. The nation has committed to having 1...

According to government officials, Shanghai will prioritise the promotion of its green manufacturing developments.

The nation has committed to having 100 green factories, 20 green industrial parks, and 10 green supply chains by 2020.

In addition to the new facilities, the municipality aims to create a structure for green manufacturing standards and assessments by the same deadline.

Green manufacturing relates to the production of items – from design and packaging, to application and recycling – that create little to no environmental damage.

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The government also aims to target the use of energy within it’s manufacturing industry to clean up the process.

The announcement was made by officials on 5 June, in preparation for the launch of the Shanghai Energy-Saving Publicity Week, which will commence 11 June.

China has drawn a lot of focus on tackling its issues with air pollution, with aims develop green industries as key strategy.

Shanghai, however, has seen a rise in PM 2.5 particulate matter in its air of 1.9% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2018, despite nation-wide campaigns that tried to prevent this.

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