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waste and circular economy transition in China


18. February 2021

As China was hit by the COVID-19 epidemic, its waste sector was amidst the transformation process – from collection-disposal mode towards mandatory waste segregation at source and diversified integrated municipal solid waste management. How under these circumstances China’s waste industry shaped its response to the obstacles brought by the coronavirus – in our overview.

20. January 2021

In November 2020, the project team of Integrated Waste Management NAMA Support Project (IWM NSP) and technical experts jointly completed the KPI assessment and greenhouse gas emission reduction monitoring in the municipal solid waste management (MSWM) sector for 2020 in five demonstration municipalities.

12. January 2021

China has for the fifth time during the last 25 years revised its Law on Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Waste. The updated version of the legislation will be implemented in September promising better protection of the environment and strengthened rule of law.

12. September 2020

“IWM NAMA Low-carbon Integrated Waste Management Symposium” was held in Bengbu, Anhui Province. This Symposium invited domestic experts to attend in person and international scholars join online, sharing and showcasing the Best Practices as well as exchanging the latest trends in the waste sector.

25. May 2020

China Integrated Waste Management NAMA Support Project (China IWM NSP) has adjusted its “modes of delivery” and started organising online trainings for its major stakeholders. The first event took place on March 24 and provided private sector actors with an opportunity to learn more about the process of organic waste treatment focusing on available technologies and specific case-studies, attracting approximately 60 practitioners to enrol in the “remote class”.

20. March 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 wreaked havoc on multiple sectors in China, which ultimately affected the development of a circular economy and plastic recycling industry.

18. February 2020

The demonstration municipalities of China Integrated Waste Management NAMA Support Project (China IWM NSP) have cumulatively decreased emissions from their municipal solid waste management (MSWM) by 492,505 tCO2e in 2019.