From January 1, 2009, China will begin recycling by a law that will promote a circular economy. The law was passed at the 11th Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC). It took three readings to get it right.
China is riding on the heels of a very successful Olympics. The new push – boost sustainable development through:
- energy saving
- pollution reduction
No mystery here. If China can get on track, one fifth of the world will be on track and the world’s worst polluter will have been reeled in. Generally speaking, however, it would be much better for people to want to save the world than to be afraid of punishment if they did not.