“11+5” cities have been piloted for one year. What business opportunities will the “waste-free cities” bring?

Why do we want to build a “waste-free city”?
What will the city of the future look like?
In imagination, it should be smart, 5G, and contain many “black technologies”. It should also be environmentally friendly, energy-saving, environmentally friendly, and green, including a “waste-free city”.

As one of the countries with the largest amount of solid waste in the world, China adds more than 10 billion tons of solid waste every year. Among more than 600 large and medium-sized cities, two-thirds are trapped in “garbage siege”, and one-fourth does not have a suitable place to pile garbage.

In this context, the concept of “wasteless city” came into being. In 2018, the General Office of the State Council issued the “Working Plan for the Pilot Construction of “Waste-free Cities”.” “Waste-free cities” are defined as being guided by new development concepts and continuing to promote the reduction of solid waste at the source by promoting the formation of green development methods and lifestyles. It is an urban development model that minimizes the amount of landfill and minimizes the environmental impact of solid waste.

It focuses on the management process of “production-product-waste-utilization”, takes prevention at the source as the first priority, emphasizes the “full cycle and system-wide” of problem solving, and aims to fundamentally solve the bottleneck of natural resources.

It can be seen that the “waste-free city” will be a futuristic city, carrying the great mission of the new era.

One city, one policy: “11+5” kind of no waste exploration

The plan has already existed, and the pilot program will be implemented first.
On April 30, 2019, the Ministry of ecological environment, together with 18 units such as the NDRC, selected “11 + 5” pilot cities and regions to become the pioneer of building “waste free cities”.

The “11 + 5” pilot cities and regions are Shenzhen, Baotou, Tongling, Weihai, Chongqing (the main urban area), Shaoxing, Sanya, Xuchang, Xuzhou, Panjin and Xining, as well as xiong’an new area, Beijing Economic and Technological Development Zone, Zhongxin Tianjin eco city, Guangze county and Ruijin city.

These 16 cities and regions are located in different regions, with different development stages, leading industries and future development trends. The purpose is to fully explore the “differentiated and targeted” construction idea of “waste free cities” and form replicable and promotable experience for the future.

Now that the pilot has been piloted for one year, the Ministry of Environment has also announced pilot experience in 16 places. We will list them here for you.
1.Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province-Comprehensive Classification Management of Domestic Waste
According to international standards, domestic waste is fully classified and managed, primary waste is fully incinerated and landfilled to zero. The collection, transportation and disposal capacity of hazardous waste has been significantly improved. The capacity expansion and transformation project of the medical waste disposal center has been completed and put into production. Municipal sludge has been dried and reduced in volume. Reduce the volume, promote the comprehensive utilization of coal-fired mixed-burning sludge in power plants, and significantly improve the capacity of automobile dismantling and the utilization of construction waste as resources. Interconnection of waste data and overall supervision.

2.Baotou City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region-Actively establish an “enclave” park
Focus on adjusting the layout of key industries, actively establish “enclave” parks, strive to promote transformation and upgrade, actively promote the construction of comprehensive renewable energy application demonstration zones, vigorously develop the new energy power generation industry, formulate local standards, rely on big data to improve the level of supervision, and create green parks, Green factories and green products focus on the construction of “waste-free cells” and green express delivery, and continue to increase the proportion of green buildings.

3.Weihai City, Shandong Province-Carrying out the construction of “no waste cells”
Integrate with the “exquisite city” positioning plan, strengthen the top-level design, tap the unique advantages of marine economy and tourism, start the standard formulation of the “no-waste navigation zone”, build a ship pollution prevention system, and promote multi-level ecological three-dimensional aquaculture with multiple solid waste Supporting the construction of disposal projects, matching needs and capabilities, taking care of ordinary and emergency situations, optimizing the business environment, guiding the public to consciously practice the concept of no waste, carrying out the construction of “no waste cells”, and exploring the construction model of no waste scenic spots.

4.Chongqing City (Main City)-Cross-regional coordinated joint prevention and control
Give full play to the local legislative advantages of municipalities directly under the central government, innovate and establish a collaborative and efficient environmental management system for solid waste, establish a sound cross field, cross department and cross regional collaborative management mode for solid waste joint prevention and control, build a classified collection, transportation and disposal system for urban solid waste, create a new mode of intelligent solid waste full chain recycling, focus on regional industrial characteristics, and build a recycling system for industrial solid waste Industry chain.

5.Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province – circular transformation of Industrial Park + cleaner production of enterprises
The “1 + 4 + 7” characteristic pilot scheme system is initiated, the “22 + 22 + 9” index system is constructed, the digital platform is constructed according to the concept of “overall and intelligent governance”, the vertical to bottom and horizontal to edge supervision mode is formed, the local technical expert team is established, the modernization of technology and governance ability in solid waste field is explored, the circular transformation of parks and clean production of enterprises are strengthened, and enterprise clusters are cultivated to serve the whole city Industrial transformation and upgrading of multi linkage, strengthen financial support, establish incentives to support and encourage green investment and financing.

6.Sanya City, Hainan Province—China’s first WWF global “plastic-free city”
Focusing on the characteristics and development direction of the city, we have compiled and issued multiple sets of supporting implementation plans, and continued to carry out a series of public activities to comprehensively promote the classification of domestic waste, becoming the first city in China to join the WWF Global “Plastic City” initiative and fully launch the “Waste-free City” cell project Establish and formulate tourist guides and mission instruction manuals. Strengthen hazardous waste supervision capabilities through environmental pollution compulsory liability insurance system and credit evaluation system.

7.Xuchang City, Henan Province—Building an energy-saving and environmental protection industry cluster
Build a national “urban minerals” demonstration base, promote the upgrading and upgrading of the coal chemical industry, build an energy-saving and environmental protection industry cluster, implement standardized management and resource utilization of construction waste, unify clearing and transportation, and conduct comprehensive utilization. Relying on the Internet of Things technology to build integrated urban and rural smart sanitation management Center, build a solid waste recycling economy industrial park, formulate incentive policies, promote the reduction of agricultural waste, and improve the comprehensive utilization rate of livestock and poultry manure and straw.

8.Xuzhou City, Jiangsu Province—Internationalization of Ecological Restoration “Xuzhou Standards”
Shut down and withdraw from the “two cut and three clean” waste production enterprises, carry out green recycling transformation of the park, jointly hold the “International Forum on urban green development” with UN Habitat, release relevant standards for ecological restoration, improve the construction of straw collection, storage and transportation system, promote the use of big data of straw collection, storage and utilization, and continuously promote the implementation of waste classification in various regions, “full incineration and zero landfill” ”Cultivate market players, promote the development of industry city integration, and create resource recycling emerging industrial clusters.

9.Tongling City, Anhui province big data helps green upgrading
Promote on-line monitoring and big data analysis of energy resources of key industrial enterprises, and be selected as the excellent case pilot of 2019 digital Expo, promote unified procurement, distribution and recycling of agricultural inputs, build a waste classification and recycling system with whole chain closed management, implement the smart interconnection project of resource recycling, and realize the whole process and traceability management of hazardous wastes.

10.Panjin City, Liaoning Province – “chain length system” + “industrial base”
Driven by the “chain length system” + “industrial base”, we will promote the value chain of leading industries to move towards the middle and high end, promote the efficient collection, transportation and high-value utilization of active agricultural wastes, build a circular development model of ecological agriculture combining planting and breeding, improve the construction of urban-rural integrated environmental sanitation system and supporting facilities, promote the source reduction and resource utilization of domestic wastes, and strengthen the comprehensive safety control of hazardous wastes, Vigorously promote the construction of hazardous waste treatment, disposal and comprehensive utilization projects.

11.Xining City, Qinghai Province – “breeding resource planting” ecological pasture
Based on the national-level recycling construction demonstration pilot park, focus on promoting the comprehensive utilization of solid waste projects to promote the “clean countryside” action, and establish an ecological ranch model of “aquaculture-waste recycling-planting” Model” continues to lead the country, actively promotes the construction of expansion and upgrade projects, and actively “integrates the two networks” to build a full coverage system for medical waste collection and disposal.

12.Beijing Economic and Technological Development Zone—Introducing professional operating companies
Encourage the construction of green factories, explore the centralized management model of pilot operational industrial parks, take the supplementary chain investment and application scenario incubation as the starting point, selectively introduce energy-saving and environmental protection industries based on the actual situation in the region, and explore the third-party service model of biomedical hazardous waste to build “industrial solid waste” Information management platform”, implement full-process management, introduce professional operating companies, and explore the establishment of a domestic waste market service system.

13.Xiong’an New District, Hebei Province—Exploring new ways to “use waste to control pollution”
Build a “waste-free community” in an all-round way, achieve the classification rate of waste at the source, the participation rate of all employees is higher than the national average level, build a full-cycle information monitoring system platform, and build a world-leading comprehensive waste treatment facility with traceable dynamic monitoring of the entire category of solid waste. To maximize the realization of waste co-processing, explore new ways to “use waste to control pollution”, take the lead in realizing the full quantified treatment of industrial solid waste in the country, pilot garden organic waste composting cell project, and create a “waste-free village” demonstration.

14.Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City—Create a new model of international cooperation
Established a docking mechanism for the construction of a “waste-free city” with Singapore, completed the indicator system, obtained the approval of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development to create a boutique community, and implemented a real-name system for waste disposal; Efficient integration and utilization of environmental sanitation and solid waste management platforms are based on reality, fully link internal and external resources, actively promote regional co-processing, advance the construction of renewable energy utilization projects in the region, and realize coordinated resource utilization.

15.Guangze County, Fujian Province—”No Waste Countryside” + “Toilet Revolution”
Improve the comprehensive utilization of agricultural planting and breeding waste, promote the production and use of organic fertilizers and soil testing formula fertilization, build a “agricultural material enterprise collection, county transfer and storage” pesticide packaging waste recycling system, cultivate multiple “non-waste agricultural” planting and breeding products. Build brand awareness Centering on “waste-free countryside”, establish a waste sorting smart information platform, promote the “toilet revolution”, actively cultivate leading enterprises, and build a solid waste comprehensive utilization circular economy industrial chain.

16.Ruijin City, Jiangxi Province—Create a waste-free red tourism ecosphere
Create a waste-free red tourism ecosystem, upgrade the software and hardware of the scenic area as a whole, innovate the recycling mechanism of tourism waste to promote the resource utilization of livestock and poultry manure, and carry out demonstrations of green and ecological organic planting of characteristic industries such as vegetables and navel oranges. Construction of waste incineration power plants, organic fertilizer plants, Comprehensive food waste treatment and other projects, to achieve full coverage of waste management.