PLEASE NOTE: This site uses cookies and similar technologies.

If you do not change your browser settings you are agreeing to their use.

Ecotexile News
Ecotexile News
Ecotexile News
Ecotexile News
Social Media
Home Twitter Facebook Linked In RSS Feed
Published on Friday, 26 August 2016

Chinese textiles polluters named and shamed by MEP

Written by Brett Mathews

BEIJING - China's Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) has revealed the extraordinary lengths some of the country's textile dyeing and finishing mills will go to in order to avoid falling foul of pollution laws and regulations. A briefing by the government body included the case of one textile mill which had connected its treated wastewater to a drinking water pipe in order to dilute the treated wastewater and prevent readings from exceeding the limits for pollutant emissions. Evidence of China's new hardline approach on textile industry polluters was illustrated when the company was fined 100,000 yuan (US$15,000) for distorting monitoring data, while a company official responsible was held at a detention centre for 15 days.


Job of the Week

Brand and Retail Sustainability Advisor
DyStar, Frankfurt, Germany

DyStar is seeking an effective communicator with experience of HSE issues in the textile dyeing and finishing sector. The position involves liaising with leading brands & retailers and representing DyStar's expertise externally to stakeholders such as the ZDHC, SAC and end-users.

Need to advertise a job? Email: to promote your listing through Careers in Textiles.

Reference Tools