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Commenting on China’s trash recycling efforts, Jurijs Trosenko, a regional manager of Finnish company Solid Environmental Technologies, said China has started to tackle the problem before it becomes too critical.
He said it is good for the vast country to set an example for all developing countries.
Valuable European know-how
In Sweden, a small city called Hammerby, some 8 kilometers south of capital city Stockholm, has seen many Chinese delegations seeking advanced technologies in environmental protection in recent years.
Hammerby is now an eco-city model with large stretches of woods and lawns, as well as crystal clear rivers.
Some 30 years ago, the city was better known as “garbage city,” as it was heavily polluted with household trash.
As part of the city’s reincarnation efforts, biodegradable plastic bags are in place for garbage sorting, and underground vacuum tubes were installed to send the sorted trash to different processing centers.
ENVAC Group, an enterprise that took part in this drive, also came to China to scope out business opportunities.
In March, ENVAC signed a contract with White Peak Real Estate to supply its system to a new, smart eco-community in China’s eastern coastal city of Yantai.
“Sustainable development and environmental friendliness is the feature [of the eco-community]. We are trying to solve a myth that urbanization level is rising but people’s sense of happiness is dipping,” said Jesper Jos Olsson, president of White Peak Real Estate.
With an eye on China’s green future, Chinese enterprises are investing big in relevant European businesses.
China Everbright International acquired NOVAGO Sp. Z o.o., a major Polish waste management firm, in 2016.
Established in 1992, NOVAGO is the largest independent waste treatment company in Poland.
NOVAGO’S advanced waste-to-energy technologies, turning organic waste to methane and combustible waste to alternative fuel, are highly valued for the Chinese market.
The method will contribute to lessening dependence on traditional fossil fuels and help reduce the most harmful emissions, such as particulates, sulfur and ash, serving the crucial and ultimate goal of protecting the environment.
Children learn waste sorting knowledge at a kindergarten in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang Province on Thursday.