During the inspection of the wastewater treatment plant in the tannery base, the person in charge of the plant poured the treated tannery wastewater into the mineral water bottle, and asked Sprite to appraise the effect of the wastewater treatment with naked eyes. Shibi dipped her finger in the treated sewage and drew it in her mouth to affirm the efforts made by Pingyang leather industry in standardizing and cleaning production.
At the beginning of this century, the leather industry of Shuitou Town was listed as one of the top ten pollution cases in China by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and was listed for supervision.
Zhou Laijie, Secretary-General of Leather Industry of Pingyang County, said that in recent years, Shuitou has spared no effort in the treatment of tannery wastewater. After more than 10 years of environmental renovation and industrial reconstruction, the water quality of Shuitou Town has reached Class III standards, and the green development momentum of leather industry has gradually increased, with initial release of production capacity. In 2017, the total industrial output value of eight leather enterprises in the town was 2.5 billion yuan, accounting for 45.7% of the total industrial output value of the town.
(Source: Wenzhou Metropolitan Daily)