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May 18, 2020

Cleaner Production and Circular Economy: China’s revised Solid Waste Law offers a stronger framework for pollution prevention

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.

April 21, 2020

COVID-19 Outbreak: Impacts on China’s Circular Economy and Plastic Recycling Industry

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

April 21, 2020

China’s waste sector response to COVID-19

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.