Latest News:  
Beijing   Shower/Overcast    20 / 10 ℃  City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>China Society

Zara, H&M, Adidas, Nike share blame for pollution

(Beijing News)

16:24, April 10, 2012

Edited and translated by Yao Chun, People's Daily Online

Zara, H&M, Adidas, Nike, Lining among other famous brands have violated the measures for the prevention of pollution to varying degrees, according to an investigation report on the pollution in the textile industry of China, which was launched by five environmental organizations including Friends of Nature, Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs. Adidas has made a positive response while Zara said they cannot respond to the report.

Textile industry has always been a heavy polluting industry as the companies discharge large amount of pollutants and have low water use efficiency. Many textile firms, including the famous ones, violate the environmental rules, said Ma Jun, director of Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs.

As of Feb. 20, 2012, more than 6,000 environmental violations of textile firms have been recorded in the pollution database of China.

According to the records, some firms discharge unprocessed sewage; some improperly use the wastewater treatment system; some discharge excessive pollutant; some take the liberty to use the seized equipment and others are forced to make rectifications under supervision for outstanding environmental problems.

Many of the problematic firms are the supply chain of well-known international and domestic brands, according to the investigation report.

【1】 【2】

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:马茜)

Leave your comment1 comments

  1. Name

Canada at 2012-04-1170.36.49.*
The fines in yuan are likely small by Western standards, so the low fine becomes just the cost of doing business.
  

Selections for you


  1. One Day Without Shoes event held in Toronto

  2. World's largest swimming pool in Chile

  3. Yellow River’s beautiful scenery in Sichuan’s Tangke

  4. People who desilt city's pipeline underground

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. China should be patient during peaceful rise
  2. Respond calmly to 'China threat theory'
  3. Why are Chinese goods more cheap abroad?
  4. Hold mainstream of China-ASEAN relations
  5. Asia-Pacific countries should promote free trade
  6. Anelka cannot save Chinese football
  7. Quick stop to good progress in N.Korea
  8. EU urged to do Chinese companies justice
  9. A hard-earned, favorable turn for Syria issue
  10. BRICS mulls joint bank

What's happening in China

Peonies in full blossom in Luoyang, China's Henan

  1. Prices of China-made autos fall
  2. Coal mine flooding traps 7 in east China
  3. Samsung to build memory chip plant in NW China
  4. Shanghai Disney first phase draws 13 bln yuan
  5. Waiting to see if Titanic 3D will sink

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai