Thursday, November 28, 2013

China destroying barbecues in a desperate drive to reduce pollution

In a country that boasts 40,000 factories, it's hard to comprehend how barbecues have become the target of China's desperate anti-pollution campaign.

Authorities in Beijing have reportedly destroyed more than 500 open-air barbecues. Officials claim it's to cut "PM2.5” - tiny airborne particulate matter that can enter deep into the lungs.

Photos carried by state media show workers cutting-up the pieces of metal as city supervisors looked on.
According to reports, citizens are ridiculing the exercise, suggesting authorities should perhaps focus on bigger sources of pollution instead.

The offending grills were confiscated over a three-month period and cut up so they couldn’t be used again.

Source: The Toronto Star
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