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Published on Friday, 03 January 2014

Standards routinely flouted in China

Written by John Mowbray

Waste waterBEIJING – Existing textile standards in China can’t protect the aquatic environment from effluent released by the textiles sector in areas such as Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Shandong, Guangdong and Fujian where the dyeing and finishing industry is largely concentrated. As well as the patchy implementation of the GB4287-92 standard by local authorities, these rules are still being flouted on a ‘massive scale’, according to a newly released report.


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