China to regulate recycling of electronic waste


          China approved a draft law to reduce the pollution electronic waste causes on Wednesday. An executive meeting of the State Council, China’s cabinet, proposed some regulations on the recycling and treatment of used electronic products and home appliances.
         According to the proposed law, the country will encourage recycling and centralized treatment of electronic waste by setting up a mechanism. Manufacturers, retailers, repair and customer service providers and recycling companies also have respective responsibilities for the collection and treatment of electronic waste, which included used TV sets, refrigerators, washing machines, air conditioners and computers, among others.
         In China the draft has been approved following years of debate over the issue. Electronic waste has increased largely with the rapid economic and social development and improvement of people’s living standards. China has been made one of the world’s major manufacturers and consumers of electronic products since rapid improvement of living standards of 1.3 billion people. Therefore according to the special law made in the meeting, it was necessary to prevent and reduc environmental pollution by regulating the treatment of such waste and encouraging a better use of resources.
         A stipulated draft on the import and export of “genetic resources” of livestock and poultry also got approved to promote the “sustainable development of China’s animal husbandry” sector. By the way the cooperation between Chinese and foreign researchers is quite necessary.
         This news is from China electronics manufacturer.

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