China mulls new green production laws

Updated: 2012-02-27 13:20


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BEIJING - Senior Chinese legislators on Monday started their second deliberation on a draft amendment to the country's Law on the Promotion of Clean Production.

At the three-day bimonthly session of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), members are scheduled to review the newly submitted draft amendment, which has introduced a few key changes after several rounds of opinion gathering.

The new draft highlights a concise definition on the "excessive packaging of products" and a list of detailed conditions under which compulsory clean production checks should be imposed on enterprises.

Chinese legislators believe that the current law, which came into effect in 2003, needs to be revised to meet the requirements on energy conservation and emissions control in the country's bid to build a greener and more sustainable economy.

The NPC Standing Committee's review on the previous draft took place last October.