Furniture and construction hardware factories and Beijing’s sky: the skies are clearing up and we’re taking stock.
Beijing has been fighting its smog problem for years, but in recent months the government has increased its efforts to reduce the levels of particulate matter (PM) in the city’s atmosphere. Beijing’s smog has been a major, long-standing problem for its residents, but this problem also affects China and the rest of the world. This year, China's prime minister assured the international community that China would fulfil its commitment to climate change and that it would work with the European Union to comply with the Paris Agreement. What is the connection between furniture and construction hardware factories and Beijing's sky? Unfortunately, furniture and constrution hardware factories and Beijing's sky have long been at odds with each other. Most of the factories use coal furnaces, which leads to high levels of pollution. Because of this, hardware factories, as well as cardboard factories, have been subject to government regulation, and the prices [...]