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Waste permits put a cap on polluting companies

By Hu Yongqi | China Daily | Updated: 2017-11-15 07:17

Data collected for new system will help reverse degradation to air, water and soil, expert says

Companies and public institutions will soon need to apply for a new government-issued permit before they can discharge pollutant waste, with restrictions placed on how much they can emit.

The move, announced as part of a pilot plan approved by the Ministry of Environmental Protection last week, is seen as a vital step in efforts to control pollution and improve air, water and soil quality.

Waste permits put a cap on polluting companies

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