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Environment and circular economy transition in China

PET and HDPE Packaging in China’s Houshold Chemicals and Food Sectors

PET (polyethylene terephthalate) and HDPE (high-density polyethylene) are the two widely used rigid packaging materials in the household chemicals and food sectors and a primary type of packaging waste. The recycling of PET and HDPE packaging—and the high value-added re-cycling instead of down-cycling in particular—is attracting industry attention and is the focal point of the […]

Earth Negotiations Buttetin

The Multi-Stakeholder Forum, in conjunction with the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-1) to develop an international legally binding instrument (ILBI) on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment, convened online and in Punta del Este, Uruguay on Saturday, 26 November 2022. It brought together hundreds of stakeholders from civil society, the private […]

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.