China plans to build 100 “waste-free” cities by 2025 

China has mapped out an ambitious plan to build 100 “waste-free” cities by 2025 as a pivotal move to minimize the solid waste generation and maximize its recycling in urban areas.

In fact, China has launched the pilot program of the “waste-free” initiative since 2019 in 11 pilot cities including the cities of Shenzhen, Chongqing and Shaoxing, which have played exemplar roles across the nation.

According to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, measures will be taken to encourage green development and transition to comprehensively reduce the amount of the waste produced while promoting the utilization rate of the recycled waste at the same time.

The construction of the 100 “waste-free” cities, of or above municipal levels, was included in the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) for national development.

Industrial waste recycling in China.

Source: Built by China, 29 Dec 2021. Video