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The disposal rate of hazardous wastes in China is less than 60%. The solid waste law is revised or launched soon.

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core tip: in many central environmental protection inspectors, the prevention and treatment of solid waste pollution has always been the key supervision content, and the prevention and control of hazardous waste is a more arduous task

[China Packaging News] among the central environmental protection inspectors for many times, the prevention and control of solid waste pollution has always been the key supervision content, and the prevention and control of hazardous waste is an arduous task

On November 1st, 2017, the 30th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 12th National People's Congress was held. The law enforcement inspection team of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress heard a report on the implementation of the law of the people's Republic of China on the prevention and control of environmental pollution by solid waste (hereinafter referred to as the "report")

Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the 12th National People's Congress, stressed in his speech that we should thoroughly implement the basic strategy of adhering to the harmonious coexistence between man and nature proposed in the report of the 19th national congress, firmly establish the concept that green water and green mountains are golden mountains and silver mountains, and take the prevention and control of solid waste as the key link in the promotion and utilization of new materials, and waste pollution as an important part of the battle to fight pollution prevention and control

in real life, there is still a blind spot in the supervision of hazardous waste. If it is not handled properly, the adverse effects it brings will cause greater damage to the environment. At the end of 2015, the judicial interpretation of the Supreme People's court and the Supreme People's court was issued, which expressly stipulates that "the illegal dumping of more than 3 tons of hazardous waste can be recognized as the crime of environmental pollution". Subsequently, a series of policies such as the revision of the law of the people's Republic of China on the prevention and control of environmental pollution by solid waste (hereinafter referred to as the "solid waste law") and the revision of the national catalogue of hazardous waste were intensively introduced, and the hazardous waste treatment market entered an explosive growth period

on November 7, 2017, CITIC Industrial Fund hazardous waste platform zhonghuanxin environment Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "zhonghuanxin") was established. How many solid wastes in China have not been treated, and how many hazardous wastes do they contain? How high are the barriers in the hazardous waste industry? How can enterprises break the multiple barriers of hazardous waste industry? How to make hazardous waste flow safely across regions

industrial hazardous waste is about 40million tons per year, and the disposal rate is less than 60%

"the report" points out that China produces more than 10 billion tons of solid waste every year. Among them, China produces nearly 4 billion tons of livestock and poultry breeding waste, about 1 billion tons of main crop straw, about 3.3 billion tons of general industrial solid waste, about 1.8 billion tons of construction waste, and about 200 million tons of domestic waste in large and medium-sized cities every year. The production of solid waste is increasing

what attracts particular attention is that the total amount of industrial solid waste accumulated in China over the years has reached 60 billion to 70 billion tons. In some areas, the problems of improper stacking and illegal dumping of hazardous wastes are prominent, and many illegal events such as seepage pits and hidden pipes secretly discharging waste acid and waste liquid are found; The operation of some disposal facilities is irregular and unstable, posing a threat to the atmosphere, water and soil environment

fanyuansheng, President of China Environmental Protection Industry Association, said that about 40million tons of industrial hazardous waste and 1.35 million tons of medical waste are produced every year, but the disposal rate of hazardous waste is less than 60%, and more than 1/5 of the cities have no disposal institutions for medical waste

"from these figures, we can see that many hazardous wastes and medical wastes are still outside our supervision and have not really been included in our governance channels. These are things that we should pay special attention to and strengthen governance." Fan Yuansheng said

hazardous wastes pose a great threat to the ecological environment and human health. Once a pollution accident occurs, the consequences are very serious. The "report" points out that there are still many weak links in the current management of hazardous waste in China. There are many problems that urgently need to be improved, such as unclear number of hazardous waste, high temperature resistance, humidity resistance, wear resistance, oil resistance, chemical corrosion resistance, good electrical insulation performance, good thermal performance, strong mechanical and processing performance, fast molding and other advantages. The existing hazardous waste management system is not perfect, and local government governance and supervision are not implemented in place. When the centralized disposal rate of hazardous wastes is less than 60%, more than half of the hazardous wastes are used and disposed by the generating units every year, and most of them are outside the supervision

it is reported that the solid waste law has been promulgated for nearly 22 years, 13 years since the last revision. The "report" proposed that the revision of the solid waste law should be started as soon as possible, and the cleaner production promotion law and the circular economy promotion law should be coordinated to jointly promote the "reduction, recycling and harmlessness" of solid waste. At the same time, the State Council should pay close attention to formulating and improving supporting regulations, and local regulations should be formulated where conditions permit, so as to provide a strong legal guarantee for strengthening the prevention and control of solid waste pollution

CITIC asset has more industry information and potential business opportunities that cannot be estimated. The industry fund focuses on the hazardous waste treatment market, with an annual capacity of 2million tons of hazardous waste disposal permits within five years.

according to China's incomplete statistics of solid waste, up to now, 16 mergers and acquisitions have been initiated in the hazardous waste industry in 2017, with a cumulative transaction amount of 2.883 billion yuan. By the end of 2016, there were 2149 units holding hazardous waste business licenses, with the approved utilization and disposal capacity of 64.71 million tons of hazardous waste per year, and the actual utilization and disposal capacity was only about 16.29 million tons

the establishment of zhonghuanxin is seen by the industry as another major move of CITIC Industrial Fund in the field of environmental protection

as of December 31, 2016, CITIC Industrial Fund has invested in more than 100 enterprises in total, and has become one of China's leading asset management institutions with an asset management scale of nearly 100 billion yuan. The environmental protection industry has always been the investment field in which CITIC Industrial gene has reduced its manufacturing cost and become the top priority for the development of body materials

Tian Yu, President of CITIC Industrial Fund, told that the 19th national congress report for the first time took "beauty" as the key word of a powerful socialist modern country, promoting green development, expanding the environmental protection industry, and promoting comprehensive conservation and recycling of resources, which further strengthened the confidence and determination of CITIC industrial fund to invest in the field of environmental protection

Tian Yu said, "in line with the guidance of national industrial policies, CITIC Industrial Fund has conducted in-depth industry research on the hazardous waste treatment industry from top to bottom since 2010. After seven years of accumulation and investment, zhonghuanxin has established a strong competitive advantage in talent, technology, operation, qualification, service and other aspects. We will continue to integrate the industry to build zhonghuanxin into a leading enterprise in the hazardous waste treatment industry."

the hazardous waste treatment industry has typical "three high" characteristics, high technical barriers, high capital investment and high operational risks. The report points out that the supervision of hazardous waste transfer and transportation involves environmental protection, transportation, public security and other departments, and there are problems such as the unsmooth joint supervision and information sharing mechanism in actual work, resulting in regulatory loopholes and potential risks in the cross regional transportation of hazardous waste. Health, environmental protection and other functional departments have blind spots in the supervision of medical waste, which makes it difficult to achieve seamless supervision and whole process supervision, and there are many cases of illegal reselling of medical waste. The reality is that a large number of hazardous wastes are still scattered and not integrated

Qian Yuncai, chairman and CEO of zhonghuanxin, told that he had entered the field of hazardous waste since SARS in 2003 and had 14 years of industry experience so far. Qian Yuncai said that the official amount of hazardous waste production is now more than 40 million tons per year, but a large number of hazardous waste has not been counted. It is conservatively estimated that the amount of hazardous waste production is about 100 million tons per year. The industry expects that the market space for hazardous waste during the 13th Five Year Plan period can reach 200 billion yuan

Qian Yuncai said that zhonghuanxin currently has 8 subsidiaries (5 hazardous waste disposal centers and 3 professional service companies), and its business involves the whole process of hazardous waste treatment. "In the long-term practice of hazardous waste treatment, what we need to do is environmental emergency fire brigade, environmental physical examination team and environmental hospital." Qian Yuncai said, "in the future, we should integrate industry resources and industrial forces of all parties, and constantly improve the industrial layout through mergers and acquisitions, new construction, cooperation and other means. The goal is to achieve the scale of 1million tons/year of hazardous waste disposal licensed capacity within three years and 2million tons/year within five years, so as to establish an industry leading position in the field of hazardous waste."

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