China – Timed to coincide with World Environment Day on June 5, south-west China’s largest recycling base has been unveiled at Neijiang in Sichuan.
The development marks the fulfilment of an agreement signed by China Resources Development Inc. (CRD) and the Neijiang Municipal People’s Government in November 2009. The former has ploughed Yuan 3.2 billion (US$ 490 million) into the construction of a 5000-acre recycling base at a location chosen mainly for its economies of scale and distribution capacity, according to CRD’s CEO Guan Aiguo.
It is said that the 240 existing scrap businesses in the area can now focus on business management as they move into the base and receive relevant advice. These scrap dealers collect material from Chongqing, Yunnan, Shaanxi, Henan and other regions for reprocessing; they sell their final product to more than 10 provincial cities. The operations have generated 3000 jobs and process some 1.5 million tonnes of materials each year.
The new park is said to feature ‘holistic’ supply chains incorporating collection, sorting, dismantling, material processing, final manufacturing and safe disposal processes.