CHINA TO COME WITH REGULATIONS ON USED APPLIANCE RECYCLING
SinoCast China Business Daily News
August 11, 2008
SHENZHEN, August 12, SinoCast -- The State Council of China is in a position to come up with the regulations on out-of-service and second hand home appliances and consumer electronics in the second half of 2008.
The new regulations will definite the responsibility system that requires manufacturers to take the responsibility to recycle out-of-service and previously used home appliances and consumer electronics. Moreover, they have to set up special funds to subsidy recycling companies.
The coming new regulations underscore the determination and resolution of Chinese government in environment protection and recycling of resources. At the same time, it brings forward new challenges to manufacturers.
Last count shows that China is undergoing a peak of home appliance replacement. Each year the country abandons more than 15 million sets of electronic appliances, including 5 million televisions, 5 million washing machines, and 4 million ice boxes. However, a full-fledged recycling and reprocessing system has not been in place.