Recycling: new road for resource-thirsty China

Publish time: 31st December, 2011      Source: ChinaCCM
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As China searches the world for resources needed to develop its economy, it may find that the most cost-effective way lies in its emerging recycling economy, said Yang Jingzeng, director of the Institute of Recycling Economy and Technology at China Electronics Engineering Design Institute.

In China, more than 100 tons of copper minerals can only generate one ton of blister copper, but treatment of four to five tons of used wires can generate one ton of refined copper, said Yang.

With growing economic and environmental costs of primary resources, China may have to turn to recycled resources, Yang told 

Fortunately, China's recycling economy has developed to its industrialization stage and can relieve the country's thirst for resources, Yang added. (Source: