Beijing issues water consumption standards for vehicle production

Water intake calculation method, two levels of water allowances, etc. introduced for aiming water conservation

The Beijing Municipal Administration for Market Regulation on June 21 issued local standards called the “Norm of water intake—Part 15: Vehicle manufacturing” (DB11/T 1764.15—2021). These standards are put into effect …

Japan sets goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050

A partial amendment to the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures passed and promulgated

On May 26, 2021, a partial amendment to the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures was enacted and promulgated on June 2, 2021. The amendment places 2050 carbon neutrality, …

MOE of Japan Starts Study on Water Quality Control of PFHxS

The draft policy for the water quality control of PFHxS is presented against the background of the latest developments in the POPs Convention

On February 26, 2021, the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) deliberated on the revision of the environmental standard values for hexavalent chromium and the position of Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid (PFHxS) in the …

Technical Standards for Biomass Power Generation Facilities

Newly established technical standards for biomass power generation facilities by the revision of the Ministerial Ordinance

On February 26, 2021, the “Ministerial Ordinance Partially Amending the Ministerial Ordinance Specifying the Technical Standards for Thermal Power Generation Facilities” was promulgated and came into effect immediately. As a …

Attempts to Introduce Bioplastics in Japan

MOE of Japan started further promotion of environmentally friendly design with bioplastics

On January 28, 2021, the Ministry of Environment (MOE) of Japan held the 8th joint meeting about plastic resource recycling. As a result of this joint meeting, a report titled …