According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
paints, stains and other architectural coatings produce about 9 percent of the
volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from consumer and commercial products, making them the second-largest source of VOC emissions after
Learn more about low-VOC paints and choose products that emit low or no VOCs. Low-toxic, low-odor, water-base adhesives and caulks are the best choices
because they emit fewer fumes and quickly stop releasing chemicals.
The Outline for National Eco-Environmental Protection
promulgated in 2000 by the State Council has advocated the energetic
establishment of eco-provinces, eco-cities, eco-counties and
eco-townships. Get more information here. These eco-areas, whose objective is regional sustainable
development, should simultaneously promote economic development, social
progress and environmental protection in unified way.
Environmental protection is the basic China's national
policy since the 1980s. The State Environmental Protection Committee has been established in 1984 and the first Environmental Protection Law formally
issued in 1989.
After the United Nations Conference on Environment and
Development in 1992, China is one of the first countries to formulate
and carry out the strategy of sustainable development. In 1993, the
Environmental Resources Committee of the NPC has been established. So far, the
state has promulgated 8 laws for environmental protection, 14 laws
for management of natural resources and 35 regulations on environmental
protection. Environmental protection authorities have published over
100 national environmental protection regulations and more than 1,000