"We must give high priority to making ecological progress, work hard to build a beautiful country, and achieve lasting and sustainable development of the Chinese nation,” said Hu Jintao, Former President of the People’s Republic of China, in his report to the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 2012. That was a decade ago when China promised to promote ecological progress by incorporating it into the nation's overall development plan. Today, we are witnessing a China with clearer water and greener mountains, and the nation has made crucial steps in improving the ecological environment. Notably, China has come a long way in the environmental management of solid wastes and chemicals in these 10 years. ChemLinked has summarized some of the significant achievements.