Suzhou

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Population
4.2
MILLION
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MSW treated
2.2
MIO T/YR
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Area
4044
km²

The project boundary of Suzhou City includes five districts (i.e. Gusu District, Gaoxin District, Wuzhong District, Xiangcheng District, and Suzhou Industrial Park), covering 4,044 square kilometers and 4.2 million people. The Suzhou Municipal Administration Bureau and the Environmental Health Administrative Office are the responsible authorities for the work related to environmental sanitation management and MSW treatment. According to the statistics, in 2016 the annual production of MSW in city’s five districts was approximately 2.2 million tons.

Performance of Suzhou
MSW management system in 2018

  • 1.1 Waste collection coverage (%)
  • 1.2 Waste Captured
    by the System (%)
  • 1C Quality of waste
    collection services
  • 2 Controlled
    treatment
    and disposal (%)
  • 2E Degree
    of environmental
    protection in waste
    treatment and disposal
  • 3 Recycling rate
    (%, formal system)
  • 3R Quality of 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) provision
  • 4U User inclusivity
  • 4P Provider inclusivity
  • 5F Financial sustainability
  • 6N National solid waste management framework
  • 6L Local institutional coherence

GHG emissions from the waste sector*

  • Business-as-usual (BAU) scenario (tCO2e/y)
  • Integrated Waste Management (IWM) Scenario (tCO2e/y)
* the GHG emissions data provided for the year 2022 (both BAU and IWM Scenarios) is indicative. The emissions associated with the IWM Scenario are forecasted by the project team on the basis of activities that are to be implemented within the scope of the IWM NAMA project along with the actions planned by the local authorities independently. Every year, the actual data on emissions will be updated as result of GHG emissions monitoring and published on the website under the IWM Scenario. The GHG emissions associated with the BAU Scenario will also be updated annually taking into account the amount and composition of waste generated by each demo-city within the project boundary.