China's diffuse chloro-carbon emissions?

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In summary, there is a search for the source of China's halo-carbon emissions, with speculation that it could be related to their busy faux-leather industry using materials like vinyl and PVC. Personal observations suggest that shipped items from this industry may release significant fumes at their destination. The use of PVC in packaging is also mentioned as a potential issue for emissions. The suggestion is made to replace plastic rather than recycling it.
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Could it stem from their faux-leather industry ??
IIRC, the hunt is on for the elusive source of China's diffuse halo-carbon emissions.
May I offer their busy faux-leather industry, based around 'vinyl' & 'PVC' materials ?

Personal observation: Family member ordered a bespoke pair of smart 'party boots' from a AliEx company. When those arrived this morning, the bundle was so secure, it was handed to me to breach.
Foom !
The escaping fumes made that room and, soon, half the house smell like an urgently 'dry cleaned' suit before adequate airing...

IMHO, factories and 'cutters', be they tailors or cobblers, may have adequate ventilation & volatiles capture, but many shipped items will release a small but, in combination, significant quantity of fumes at their destination...
YMMV.
 
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There are many different halocarbons. One is sucralose, an artificial sweetener. Which ones are showing up in the environment in China? That should tell you a lot about the source.
 
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Sucralose seems to lack volatile break-down products.

Of course, there may be an unsuspected bacterial population in the effluent pathway whose metabolism cuts a significant quantity of Cl loose as volatile halo-carbons. Analogy would be oceanic production of DMS & DMSO...
 
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Nik_2213 said:
Summary: Could it stem from their faux-leather industry ??

IIRC, the hunt is on for the elusive source of China's diffuse halo-carbon emissions.
May I offer their busy faux-leather industry, based around 'vinyl' & 'PVC' materials ?

Personal observation: Family member ordered a bespoke pair of smart 'party boots' from a AliEx company. When those arrived this morning, the bundle was so secure, it was handed to me to breach.
Foom !
The escaping fumes made that room and, soon, half the house smell like an urgently 'dry cleaned' suit before adequate airing...

IMHO, factories and 'cutters', be they tailors or cobblers, may have adequate ventilation & volatiles capture, but many shipped items will release a small but, in combination, significant quantity of fumes at their destination...
YMMV.
Packaging, lots based on PVC which is why companies are switching to PPE, LDPE.
No need for phthalates, no issue with dioxins, less mass and green house gases.
My own view? Replace not recycle. With non plastic.
 

Related to China's diffuse chloro-carbon emissions?

1. What are diffuse chloro-carbon emissions?

Diffuse chloro-carbon emissions refer to the release of chloro-carbon compounds into the atmosphere from various sources, such as industrial processes, transportation, and agriculture. These compounds contribute to the depletion of the ozone layer and are also potent greenhouse gases.

2. How does China's diffuse chloro-carbon emissions compare to other countries?

China is the world's largest emitter of diffuse chloro-carbon compounds, accounting for approximately 25% of global emissions. This is due to its large population, rapid industrialization, and heavy reliance on coal as an energy source.

3. What are the main sources of diffuse chloro-carbon emissions in China?

The main sources of diffuse chloro-carbon emissions in China include industrial processes, transportation, and agriculture. Industrial processes, such as the production of chemicals and refrigerants, account for the majority of emissions, followed by transportation and agriculture.

4. How is China addressing diffuse chloro-carbon emissions?

China has taken steps to reduce its diffuse chloro-carbon emissions, including implementing stricter regulations on industrial emissions and promoting the use of cleaner energy sources. However, the country still faces challenges in reducing emissions from transportation and agriculture.

5. What are the potential impacts of China's diffuse chloro-carbon emissions?

The release of chloro-carbon compounds into the atmosphere can have significant impacts on human health and the environment. These compounds contribute to the depletion of the ozone layer, which can increase the risk of skin cancer and other health issues. They also contribute to global warming and climate change, which can have far-reaching consequences for ecosystems and economies.

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