5 March 2016
BEIJDJING Keypont regarding Environment of The work of the government
Improvements to environment.
Water consumption per unit of GDP: down 23%
Energy consumption per unit of GDP: down 15%
Carbon dioxide emissions down 18%
Lift all rural residents falling below the current poverty line out of poverty
New urban jobs: more than 50 million.
Advance new urbanization
Grant urban residency to more people with rural household registration
Reform the household registration system
Implement the residence card system
Adopt a more proactive import policy
Increase the import of advances technology and equipment, key spare parts and
components, and energy and raw materials in short supply in China
9 March 2016
BEIJING – Ten Chinese ministries on Tuesday jointly issued guidelines on green consumption, the latest move to boost green and sustainable development
in a country battling to rein in pollution and waste. The document, issued by 10 ministries including the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Finance, aims to ensure that the country adopts a “green and healthy” consumption mode by 2020. China has been pushing for green consumption in recent years as the country has faced a series of “urban diseases” after three decades of rapid economic growth.
These urban ills include traffic jams, limited ability to handle sewage and garbage, and polluted air, water and soil.
“New energy vehicles shall account for more than 30 percent of new vehicles bought by public institutions in 2016, and by 2020, new energy vehicles will be widely used nationwide,” according to the guidelines published at the official website of the the National Development and Reform Commission.
The country will continue to promote the use of energy-saving products, with energy-efficient appliances expected to account for at least 50 percent of market share by 2020, the guidelines said. China will improve economic policies to boost development of green industries and introduce new incentives to encourage green consumption, the guidelines said. The country will introduce policies to steer people away from heavily polluting lifestyles and industries, and raise people’s awareness of a healthy lifestyle, environmental protection, and energy conservation in their pursuit of a comfortable life.
The Pollution in China is caused for 70% by the Industry. If only Industry would reduce the CO2 footprint, according to the 5 year plan, it would have to reduce CO2 emission by 18% overall, which would only result in (18% of 70%) = 12.6% lower CO2 reduction overall. However, reducing even only with an overall % of 12.6, will have an economic impact on the cost of operation of the Industry.
That means that contributions from other sectors like the waste management sectors are relevant, like the Waste Management Industry. Now, China, for example, produces 300 M Tons of solid waste per year, and we believe a more in depth calculation could result in an interesting number of CO2 reduction, especially combined with cattle food production out of Food Waste, as it will yield in a higher price per ton, and significantly lower CO2 emission rate.
Based upon agreed numbers of total waste and its content (approximately), WSS offers to calculate the maximum result achievable in terms of total waste and assumptions of end products. Then, once a target is known (although this may be a target to achieve in many years to come), it will be clear what the benefits of CO2 reduction through separation at the source is, and more importantly a motivator for those to implement such a system.