The theme of this year's World Environment Day is “Qingshan green water is Jinshan Yinshan”. Around June 5th, Foshan, Dehua, Nan'an, Jingdezhen, Faku, Lincang, Zibo, and other large ceramic producing areas of the country all set the momentum without exception. The vast environmental protection activities, knowledge quizzes, call for ideas, and environmental protection propaganda have various forms, all conveying the confidence of the local government in managing the environment.
Behind a series of activities is a series of strict remediation programs. Not long ago, the Foshan Municipal Environmental Protection Committee issued the "Foshan City 2017 Ceramic Industry Deepening Pollution Remediation Plan" (Draft for Soliciting Opinions), proposed governance objectives, said that it will implement the deepening of the smoke pollution control of ceramic enterprises; ceramic producing areas in Fujian Nanan also introduced the "Nan'an City Environmental Air Quality Comprehensive Management Plan", put forward heavy punching to rectify ceramic stone industrial pollution.
For ceramic companies, environmental protection is still the sword of Damocles, hanging high, and may drop at any time.
In 2017, the ceramic industry or the environmental protection industry will once again trigger the suspension of production. After experiencing various environmental pressure policies, the ceramics industry has been stricken by misfortunes. Some industry media have even used “multiple disasters and hardships” to describe the ups and downs of 2017. With the increasing pressure on environmental protection, the current ceramic market continues to be sluggish and increasingly severe. Most ceramic production areas in Guangdong, Zibo, Shandong, and Sichuan are affected by policies more or less. Insiders believe that the ceramic industry will take place in 2017. Severe suspension of production.
During the decades of development of Chinese ceramics, the energy trajectory has been developed from heavy pollution to clean fuel. This is also an inevitable choice for ceramic companies before the environmental protection problem, but it is limited by the reality of the national conditions and the development of science and technology. The environmental predicament of the economy still seems confusing. Most companies can only avoid environmental supervision by reducing the scale or even stopping production. Even if companies have invested a lot of manpower and material resources in environmental protection issues, it does not seem to work overnight.
However, the severe environmental protection situation has at least pointed out the direction of development for ceramic enterprises, and accelerated the pace of industrial upgrading. Promoting green production will be the inevitable path for China's ceramic enterprises.