And where you might ask, why China of course! There and elsewhere have taken what was started here in the U.S. some forty years back, and blocked from developing further, and enhanced it all, now having the economy to invest in as well as the experienced innovative trades for the rapid growth of the green industry and products for!
Vice-premier urges greater public input for better quality of life
BEIJING - 2011-12-21 - A balance between development and the environment is essential, Vice-Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday.
"Providing basic environmental quality for its people is an essential public service for any government. It is necessary to improve the quality of life and provide a favorable environment with clear water, blue skies and uncontaminated soil," Li told a national conference on environmental protection in Beijing which was attended by provincial governors and ministers.
During his one-hour speech Li called for wider public participation to tackle problems with the environment.
These efforts should include greater protection for sources of drinking water, more thorough treatment of urban sewage, revising and publishing stricter air quality standards, preventing heavy metal pollution, better managing hazardous wastes and enhancing rural environmental protection to ensure food safety.
Calling the environmental protection industry a fresh economic engine, Li said that enhanced efforts to curb pollution can push the country to improve its economic structure. read more>>>