China to Recycle 350 Million Tons of Waste by 2020

According to the State Council of the People’s Republic, China is expected to recycle 350 million tons of waste resources including steel, nonferrous metals, plastic and paper annually by 2020, according to an official guideline. By 2020, the country plans to develop a sophisticated system for renewable resources: It intends to use 150 million tons of waste steel and 18 million tons of waste nonferrous metals annually.

The country also aims to recycle 23 million tons of waste plastic and half of all its waste paper by 2020 annually, according to a plan included in the guideline. The guideline was jointly released by ministries of industry and information technology, commerce, and science and technology.