SHANGHAI, Jul. 23 (SMM) –
Copper giant produces by recycled copper to support circular economy
Jinlong Copper has been using recycled copper as raw material to produce copper products to lower energy consumption, which makes it a major contributor to development of circular economy. Based on its current capacity, Jinlong Copper can save 200,000 mt of standard coal each year by using recycled copper compared with primary copper smelters, meaning a reduction of 524,000 mt in carbon dioxide emission and 1,700 mt in sulfur dioxide emission.
Excess lead content found in faucets
A Shanghai TV program conducted a 32-hour test to water taps of 13 brands July 14, finding that nine of them contain excessive level of lead. Lead content in the water where tap immersed must not exceed 5ug/L according to national requirement. However, the test shows that lead content found in the taps of America Standard, Sunlot, and Chaoyan Sanitary is slightly higher than standard level, while the content for Hegll, Delta, Moen, Jomoo and Grohe is significantly higher than the permitted level. The highest lead content, or 173ug/L, was found in Roca’s tap, 34 times higher than the standard level.
MLR: Over 6 million hectare of abandoned land to be reclaimed
More than 6.67 million hectare of abandoned mining land has yet to be reclaimed, according to the Ministry of Land & Resources (MLR), and the MLR will step up its efforts in reclamation to achieve a 35% target for the ratio of reclaimed land.