Policy Brief – China’s Roadmap towards Circular Economy: Insights and Outlook

Circular economy (CE), a new way of creating values and consumption, has won increasing attention from business, governments, and citizens. China, as a mega country, also spotlights on this topic and has unveiled national policies. This policy brief is to present a whole picture of CE policy in China as well as to bring up some observations and insights.

Rethinking Plastics Project | Final Results

Nowadays we enjoy the convenience of single-used plastics, which consume too many resources. Collection and recycling of plastic products still lacks, while unmanaged plastic waste is leaking into the ocean. Sometimes we really forget the fact that we only have one planet. Rethinking Plastics – Circular Economy Solutions to Marine Litter Funded by the European […]

COMPARISION OF TRADITIONAL AND BIODEGRADABLE AGRICULTURAL MULCH FILM USED IN CHINA (EN)

Although the use of polyethylene mulch film has contributed greatly to agricultural production and the safe supply of agricultural products. Its long-term application has also brought about problems of mulch film residues, which have damaged soil structure, stunted crop growth and affected farming operations. In the face of new problems, some new opportunities have emerged, […]

Relevance of Conventional and Biodegradable Plastics in Agriculture(Chinese Version) 传统塑料与生物降解塑料在农业生产中的相关性

This report supports the European Commission’s potential policies for agricultural plastics and the construction of a framework for biodegradable plastics. Focusing mainly on the end-of-life issues of these plastics, it identifies the potential environmental impacts of conventional and biodegradable plastics, especially their improper collection, low recycling rates and the effectiveness of their biodegradability. It also […]

Comparison of Traditional and Biodegradable Agricultural Mulch Film Used in China (Chinese Version) 中国传统地膜与全生物降解地膜的比较研究

尽管聚乙烯地膜的使用为农业生产与农产品安全供给做出了巨大贡献,但是长期应用也带来地膜残留问题,使得土壤结构破坏、作物生长发育受阻、影响农事操作等。面对新的问题,也出现一些新的机遇,如使用环境友好型的全生物降解地膜作为新产品进行替代。但传统聚乙烯地膜与全生物降解地膜的功能性、经济性、生态环境效应之间的研究需要进一步加强,明确二者的差异性、互补性与应用前景。因此,本报告旨在系统的阐述传统地膜与全生物降解地膜各自的特点,并从上述的三个维度对两种产品进行全面的比较,发现、权衡各自的优劣势,进而选择适合中国的地膜污染防治措施。