Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / China sets new emission limits for leather industry
China sets new emission limits for leather industry
17
Feb '14
The Ministry of Environmental Protection, Government of China, has announced new discharge standard of water pollutants for leather and fur making industry (GB 30486-2013), to be implemented with effect from March 1, 2014.
 
China has the world’s largest leather manufacturing industry, in terms of scale of production, but it has some major problems, for example, large pollution load, mixed contents in wastewater, different pollution management levels, and little effort in promoting cleaner production.
 
The leather making industry in China generates 160 million tons of wastewater every year, which contains about 404,000 tons of chemical oxygen demand (COD), 16,000 tons of ammonia/nitrogen, and 1,280 tons of chromium, according to a press release from the Ministry.
 
The GB 30486-2013 standard specifies the total nitrogen, chlorine ion and other specific pollutants, which are the primary targets for control of industrial wastewater from leather and fur making industry.
 
Based on the technological progress in treatment of water pollutants in leather industry, the new standard sets tougher emission limits and referential discharge indicators, compared to the existing one.
 
The Ministry estimates that the discharge of COD and ammonia/nitrogen may be cut by 11,800 tons (57.2 percent) and 2,380 tons (67.4 percent), respectively, after the new standards are completely enforced.
 
In the meantime, the industrial structure will be optimized, and a batch of small-sized, non-competitive companies operating on outdated production facilities, low-level processes and technologies, and poor environmental pollution treatment facilities will be eliminated, the release said.
 
 
To connect manufacturers and suppliers with buying houses and fashion brands, Fibre2fashion.com is coming up with an online fair on Leather “Skin Show 2014” scheduled in Mid March-2014.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Fashion Revolution/Fashion Transparency Index

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Apr 2018

Transparency helps in swiftly alerting brands

Disclosing key supplier, supply chain and operational information...

Japan’s clothing imports up 4% in fiscal 2017

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Apr 2018

Japan’s clothing imports up 4% in fiscal 2017

Japan’s imports of clothing and accessories increased by 4 per cent...

Courtesy: Fashion Revolution/Fashion Transparency Index

Fashion | On 23rd Apr 2018

Top global fashion brands now more transparent

Fashion Revolution’s Fashion Transparency Index 2018 reveals Adidas...

Interviews View All

Dinaz Madhukar
DLF Emporio and DLF Promenade

‘Each event and promotion is planned out keeping in mind the business of...

Md Hanifur Rahman
Aman Group

The level of understanding the job role and organisational requirements...

Mohammad Mamun Ar Rashid
UL VS Bangladesh Ltd

Productivity, creativity and innovation play a vital role in the growth of ...

Urmil Arya

Sushila International, a well established textile organisation established ...

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid

Oswal Prints Private Limited has been manufacturing and exporting ethnic...

Sugandha Bhardwaj

<div>New Delhi-based Brinjal Designs Pvt Ltd manufactures home furnishing...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


April 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.9%
No
12.6%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 103

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.1%
No
29.1%
Skip
7.8%

Total Votes: 103

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.4%
No
8.7%
Skip
3.9%

Total Votes: 103

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
7.8%
Skip
9.7%

Total Votes: 103


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search