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“15-minute smart recycling circle” to be built in Ningbo

“Garbage is a misplaced resource”.

According to the “Implementation Plan for the Construction of the Recycling System of Waste Materials in Ningbo (2022-2025)”, Ningbo will adhere to the principles of government guidance, market leading, innovation guidance, urban and rural coordination, and step-by-step implementation in recycling, and achieve the sustainable development of the recycling system of waste materials in the city by improving the recycling network of waste materials, improving the processing and utilization level of renewable resources, and promoting the development of second-hand commodity trading and remanufacturing industry.

By 2025, the marketised sustainable operation mechanism of Ningbo’s waste material recycling system will be further improved, the urban and rural coverage of the all-category collection and transportation system will reach 100%, and the renewable resources will achieve full collection of all categories. The the central urban area will achieve full coverage of the “15-minute smart recycling circle”.

In recent years, Ningbo has adjusted measures in accordance with the local conditions, and accelerated the exploration of the recycling mode of waste materials. It has improved the recycling system of waste materials, and the coverage rate of recycling sites for renewable resources in the urban residential areas has reached 92.76%. The utilization path of waste materials has been constantly broadened, the second-hand commodity trading and remanufacturing industry has accelerated development, and the building of the soft environment for recycling waste materials has been accelerated.

In addition, Ningbo has set up a new goal: to promote the large-scale, standardized, intelligent, efficient and green development of the city’s waste material recycling industry, to build a comprehensive, all-category, and all-process waste material recycling system with urban-rural integration, sound system, advanced technology and standardized process, and to build a key city for waste material recycling system.

In this regard, Ningbo will promote three major tasks.

Firstly, it will improve the waste material recycling network, optimize the layout of waste material delivery facilities, improve the waste material circulation network system, improve the informationized level of waste material recycling, and expand the number of waste material recycling enterprises. The major measures include ensuring that every 1,000 urban households and every 2,000 rural households are equipped with one renewable resource recovery and waste classification and recycling station; promoting the intelligent door-to-door recycling services for receiving and dispatching orders. By 2025, the city will achieve full coverage of renewable resources recycling network in residential areas, and the urban and rural coverage of the collection and transportation system will reach 100%. With the help of the Internet platform, it will promote the recycling model of waste household appliances and electronic products with online and offline integration and whole-process traceability.

Secondly, it will improve the processing and utilization level of renewable resources, including enhancing the intensive and standardized level of renewable resources processing and utilization industry, and promoting the high-value utilization of renewable resources. By 2025, at least one demonstration project of high-value utilization of low-value renewable resources will be completed in each district (or county), and the recovery amount of major low-value renewable resources in Ningbo will increase by over 20%.

Finally, it will promote the development of second-hand commodity trading and remanufacturing industry. It includes enriching the trading channels of second-hand goods, exploring the circulation channels of the combination of second-hand goods and public welfare donations, standardizing the trading process of second-hand goods, strengthening the remanufacturing industry chain system, promoting the remanufacturing development of automobile parts, complete sets of equipment, molds, industrial robots and other fields, as well as cultivating two or more demonstration enterprises at the municipal level

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