SHANGHAI, Nov. 26 (SMM) -
90% of Lead-acid Battery Scrap in Shanghai Purchased Illegally
Statistics reveal that 90% of lead-acid battery scrap are illegally purchased by individual collectors in Shanghai rather than recycled by formal channels. At present, Shanghai’s Environment Protection Industry Association embarks on establishing recycling center for lead-acid battery scrap. Upon completion, the center will build a recycling network in cooperation with manufacturers, distributors and secondary lead smelters.
By creating public warehouses for lead-acid battery, the operating mode of the modern logistics storage will provide lead-acid battery manufacturers and distributors with services including storage, delivery and recycling. In so doing, every unit of lead-acid battery will be regulated in accordance with environmental protection
China’s Ministries Mulling over Filing System for Eliminating Outdated Capacity
Development & Reform Commission, Ministry of Land and Resources, Ministry of Environment Protection and other ministries are soliciting opinions on a filing system for eliminating outdated capacity. Enterprises and production lines in industries with access production capacity, including steel, cement, aluminum, plate glass and ships, are forced to be recorded again, or shut down if they are not listed in the system. Local governments are required to report projects concerning these enterprises and production lines.
Stipulated in the State Council’s Directive Opinions on Reducing Overcapacity printed in October, the targets are that 15 million mt of iron-smelting, 15 million mt of steel-smelting, 100 million mt of cement-making including clinkering and grinding, and 20 million weight cases of plate glass will be phased out before the end of 2015. Local governments are demanded to outright regulate projects which lack relevant formalities or fail to meet formality requirements in laws and regulations on administration of land, environmental protection and investment. In addition, these governments will also revise market access conditions and strengthen administration of industry admittance and norms.
Rare Earth Recycling Confronting Environment Pollution in Guangxi
Along the constructing sections of Guangxi’s highway linking Guigang and Wuzhou since 2010, a huge amount of rare earth mineral has been discovered. Approved by the Ministry of Land and Resources, Guangxi started recycling these rare earth mineral. If no measures are taken to recycle the valuable rare earth resources found in social construction, there will be permanent waste of these resources.
Persons surveyed indicated that China should introduce relevant administrative measures and simplify related procedures as soon as possible to facilitate the recycling of rare earth mineral. They in particular suggested that special methods should be unveiled to recycle resources represented by rare earth mineral, and that procedures and formalities of recycling projects should be regulated in a professional manner. Moreover, local governments should also improve relevant regulatory regime.