SMM12, 21 March: since entering the Eleventh five-year Plan, China's recycled lead industry has entered a stage of rapid development. According to the 13th five-year Plan for the Development of the National Nonferrous Metals Industry (2016-2020), the proportion of recycled lead in the total lead industry has increased from 33% in 2015 to 45% in 2020.
We can also see that the state has paid more and more attention to the recycled lead industry, and relevant ministries, such as the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and the Ministry of Finance, have issued a series of policies and measures to further standardize the recovery and utilization of waste lead-acid batteries, and so on. The relevant measures play a great role in promoting the future development of recycled lead industry.
In February 2016, the Ministry of Environmental Protection issued the Technical Policy for the Prevention and Control of waste Battery pollution, advocating increasing the recovery of lead. In June of the same year, the National Hazardous waste list identified waste lead batteries as hazardous waste. The recycling and disposal of waste batteries has gradually attracted the attention of environmental protection departments. In recent years, the Central Ministry of Ecological and Environmental Protection has continued to tighten the inspection of sewage discharge and environmental protection by enterprises, among which smelting enterprises, especially non-licensed enterprises, are the major objects of inspection, and have been dealt a heavy blow to their normal production.
The following is the central environmental inspection for the period 2016-2018:
In 2016, two batches of central environmental protection supervision groups were stationed, and the production of non-licensed recycled lead refineries was restricted. In 2017, environmental protection supervision was intensified, and a total of four batches of environmental protection teams were sent in during the year, challenging the survival of unlicensed renewable lead refineries.
In 2018, the Central Ministry of Environmental Protection twice carried out environmental protection supervision and inspection, during which licensed recycled lead enterprises maintained normal production because of their qualifications, equipment, sewage discharge, and so on, while most of the non-licensed refineries could not escape the fate of shutting down production.
Heavy pressure on environmental protection "Sanwu" refinery "heavy casualties"
Under the heavy pressure of the central and regional environmental protection, the "three no" refineries in the areas where recycled lead smelting is concentrated are in a state of intermittent shutdown, and some have moved out on a large scale, and only large compliance enterprises can produce normally in the environment of severe environmental protection. The production and survival of non-licensed enterprises can be described as treading on thin ice.
The total amount of waste lead-acid batteries scrapped each year is only about 6 million tons, but now in Henan, Anhui, Chongqing, Guizhou, Shandong and other places, there are still many battery enterprises ready to build new recycled lead enterprises. In this way, it will set off a new round of renewable lead construction boom, easy to cause overcapacity. People in the industry have expressed their views on the prospects of the renewable lead industry. They believe that the investment in production equipment and environmental protection facilities is large, which has a greater impact on production costs, and that it is necessary to speed up the research and development of renewable lead smelting equipment and environmental protection facilities. To meet the needs of the rapid development of recycled lead.
In September this year, at the summit of the renewable lead battery industry held by SMM, Zheng Qiuhua, sales director of Yingde Xinyu Nonferrous Metal Renewable Resources products Co., Ltd., said that the comprehensive recovery and utilization efficiency of renewable lead resources should be improved. It is not only the need of the long-term development of China's recycled lead industry, but also an integral part of building a "resource-saving and environment-friendly" society, and the inevitable requirement of realizing the sustainable development of China's economy. The integration of upstream and downstream industrial chain of recycled lead enterprises in China will become the development trend in the future. We will optimize the industrial structure, eliminate backward production capacity, speed up merger and reorganization, and promote the large-scale and collectivized development of the recycled lead industry.
Li Shilong, chairman of the Strategic Alliance for technological Innovation of China's Renewable Resources Industry and vice president of the recycled Metals Branch of the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association, once said that China is the largest producer and consumer of refined lead in the world. Under the condition that the supply of lead resources is becoming more and more tight, the industrial structure of resources dominated by domestic primary lead will soon change greatly, and the regenerated lead will be further developed. Especially under the situation of rapid and steady development of China's economy, in the fields of transportation, manufacturing, communications, aviation, new energy, etc., the consumption of lead-acid batteries will continue to grow in the future, and the market prospect and space of renewable lead will be broad. China's recycled lead has begun to focus on the direction of high starting point, science and technology, scale, diversification and capitalization. The conditions for expanding and strengthening China's recycled lead industry have begun to mature, and the development potential and space of China's recycled lead industry is broad. It is worth the confidence of entrepreneurs!
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