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Na­tion’s war on garbage cre­ates for Euro­pean green en­ter­pris

Global Times US Edition - - BIZIN T -

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

The project has re­ceive lo­cal gov­ern­ment, as deali of garbage has al­ways bee many cities, in­clud­ing Jiey

The daily to­tal vol­ume mid-sized Chi­nese city ha 600 tons in 2005 to 1,500

The plant, which starte will be ca­pa­ble of han­dlin bage per day af­ter com­ple con­struc­tion and 2,000 to phase.

Pei Al­brecht, head of A af­fairs, said many other ci shown in­ter­est in waste re gies and the mar­ket poten years is be­yond ima­gin

“ALBA Group was out some plans for cities like Taiyuan [

Drive to build eco-cities

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