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Land Pollution

China’s land has also faced challenge to the extensive industrialization. Approximately 28 percent of China’s landmass has been stripped due to deforestation and soil erosion. Desertification has also been taking place due to extensive dryness in land. Land has also been destroyed due to acid rain. Polluted land is expanding by approximately two million hectares each year. Land is also heavily polluted with heavy metals and toxic substances.
About 90 percent of China’s grasslands have been degraded to varying degrees. Solid waste disposal has also been serious problem in urban parts of China.

Land Pollution has lead to series of public health hazard and loss of land for useful purposes. China is in severe need of proper solid waste management system.