Sectoral Analysis for Non-combustion Sources
Non-combustion sources sector contributes considerably to local VOC emissions, accounting for 58% in 2015, whereas its contributions to local RSP and FSP emissions in 2015 were 17% and 11%, respectively. Overall, the emissions of the sector decreased by 45% to 72% from 1997 to 2015.
The use of paints, printing inks and associated solvents, and consumer products continued to be the major contributing sources for VOC in this sector, accounting for 82% of non-combustion sources VOC emissions in 2015. As compared with 2008, the VOC emissions from non-combustion sources decreased by 44% in 2015, thanks to the VOC control programme under the Air Pollution Control (Volatile Organic Compounds) Regulation since 2007.
The Regulation prohibits the import and local manufacture of regulated products with VOC contents exceeding the legal limits and controls emissions from lithographic heatset web printing machines. The regulated products include 6 categories of consumer products, 51 types of architectural paints, 7 types of printing inks, 14 types of vehicle refinishing paints, 36 types of vessel and pleasure craft paints and 47 types of adhesives and sealants.