Huzhou-based Waste Treatment Company Under Scrutiny after Illegally Dumping Diseased Pig Carcasses

Five people have been detained on suspicion of dumping 300 tonnes of diseased pigs in a mountainous area of Huzhou city [near Shanghai], eastern China’s Zhejiang Province. The city government issued a circular Monday [11 September 2017] accusing the Huzhou Industrial and Medical Waste Treatment Company of sending pigs that died of disease to a

Beijing Forecasts 2,800 MTs of Daily Kitchen Waste by 2020

Two large machines are buzzing and emitting a slight odor of fermentation inside the kitchen waste disposal room. The 40-square-meter room is in the corner of a residential district in Beijing’s Xicheng district. Food scraps from more than 2,100 households and a canteen are “swallowed” by these two machines and undergo deep processing…Full Article: Xinhua

China Looks to Cap its Water Consumption for Irrigation and Increase its Forest Coverage Rate

China’s Ministry of Agriculture on Wednesday [27 May 2015] published a guideline on achieving “zero discharge” of agricultural waste by 2030. The guideline also set targets on agricultural science and mechanization. China must guarantee to maintain the basic farmland at a level of no less than 1.56 billion mu (about 104 million hectares) by 2020,

China to Standardize the Storing and Treating of Animal Waste

Chinese authorities will standardize the breeding and raising of poultry and livestock because husbandry-generated pollution has become a major problem in the countryside, according to a regulation signed by Premier Li Keqiang. The regulation on preventing husbandry-generated pollution, which was publicized on Tuesday [26 November 2013], will take effect on Jan. 1. It is expected

China Estimates 35 Million Metric Tons of Grain is Wasted Every Year Due Primarily to Poor Storage

Despite consecutive years of bumper grain harvests, China still faces potential risks in ensuring grain security due to poor storage and huge waste, senior officials and experts warned. It is estimated that more than 35 million metric tons of grain are wasted every year in China in storage, transportation and processing, Ren Zhengxiao, head of