Beijing is publicly shaming polluting companies on Weibo
After the past week spent battling hazardous levels of pollution in Beijing, city authorities are publicly shaming businesses, factories, and residential buildings that flout clean air policies. Beijing’s environmental agency has started posting photos and details of violators to its 680,000 followers on Weibo.
Along with efforts to dispatch a higher number of inspectors to factories and industrial facilities, the agency’s Weibo account has been busy documenting findings brought back.
Beijing’s inspectors are seen on its Weibo dismantling and seizing machinery, and handing out fines to the polluters. A large portion of the violators were using unmaintained or obsolete coal-fired boilers used to provide hot water. Others include factories and plants that produce too much dust and illegal automotive spray painting booths Read more…