We all know that China is one of the fastest developing countries in the world. We source a lot of supplies from China. But that doesn’t mean they’re efficient at taking care of the rapid influx of waste due to their rapidly growing industry. Hotan, a city in China, is one of the most polluted in the world.
The industrial sector rate in the country is growing at 13% per year. The air quality is so unhealthy in Hotan, that many of the locals and residents are suffering from respiratory and lung problems, which we see in many other polluted cities around the world. Additionally, Hotan is home to a coal mine, which produces a slew of problems in itself. The pollutants in the air in Hotan are large enough to enter people’s bloodstream and cause havoc on their brains, heart, lungs, and other organs (Re-Thinking The Future).