Nation’s war on garbage creates for European green enterpris
Domestic waste is required to be sorted into four categories: dry refuse, wet trash, recyclable waste and hazardous waste. Individuals who fail to sort garbage and refuse to comply can be fined up to 200 yuan ($29), and businesses and institutions could be fined up to 50,000 yuan.
By 2025, all Chinese cities at or above the prefecture level, totaling more than 300, shall complete the building of garbage sorting and processing systems, according to an official circular issued last month.
Moreover, an investment of 21.3 billion yuan will be allocated to speed up building the recycling system, according to the Ministry of Housing and Urban-rural Development.
Many European enterprises, with their advanced technology and rich experience, have seen enormous markets and are eyeing a share in China’s ongoing green efforts.
Germany’s ALBA group has brought one of its specialties to the southern Chinese city of Jieyang in Guangdong Province.
A complicated yet precise ingenuity was seen at one garbage processing plant.
After removing heavy metals, plastics, harmful waste, sand, rocks, water, step by step, recyclable substances were taken out, smashed and reshaped into fuel blocks.
“The unique technology turns household garbage into green fuel,” said Chang Guang, project manager for the garbage processing plant, a joint venture of ALBA Group, Zhongde Metal Group and Guangdong Rising Assets Management Co.
Chang said the calorific value of the fuel block equals that of brown coal and can be used as alternative fuel in power or cement plants.
“It is more environmentally friendly. Compared to burning coal, our fuel block emits about 70 percent less CO2,” Cha
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Drive to build eco-cities