On August 26, 2016, EU-China Environmental Sustainability Programme: China Fluorescent Lamps Collection and Treatment Demonstration Project (Project CFL)’s final project achievement dissemination meeting & policy workshop on solid waste was successfully held in Beijing.
The conference was jointly organized by Tsinghua University / BCRC China. More than 70 delegates from government departments, relevant international organizations, well-known universities, environmental protection associations, enterprises, and project partners attended the conference. Representatives from EU Delegation to China and Mongolia, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Foreign Economic Cooperation Office of MEP China, Solid Waste and Chemicals Management technology center of MEP China, GIZ, etc. attended and give valuable suggestions. In addition, the conference also attracted institutes including China Household Electric Appliance Research Institute, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China National Resources Recycling Association, etc. to discuss. Meanwhile, representatives from more than 10 relevant manufacturing and treatment enterprises from Beijing, Shanxi, Shanghai, Sichuan, etc. attended the conference.
The conference introduced and shared the project achievements and experience including generation forecast of WFL in China, policy suggestions on promoting collection and recycle of WFL, and pollution control of WFL in cities. The experts and representatives had a heated discussion from the perspectives of national management situation and plan, local management practice, suggestions on project implementation, and the necessity of pollution control on WFL. At last, Ms. Xueju Huang from EU Delegation to China and Mongolia, summarized the meeting, fully affirmed the project achievements, and suggested that policy recommendation on WFL management could be furtherdetailed for funds and collection aspects.
The conference provided good suggestions and specific guidance on the management of hazardous waste from social sources (WFL, waste batteries, etc.) from the leaders and experts, and also greatly promoted the dissemination of project achievements and demonstration experience in relevant unites including the national and local relevant governments, research institutions, associations, enterprises and other stakeholders.
Project CFL has been launched since Sep. 2013, with execution period of 3 years, aiming at contributing to sustainable solid waste management and heavy metal pollution prevention and control in China. The lead implementation organization is Tsinghua University / BCRC China, and project partners are University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Beijing Municipal Solid Waste and Chemicals Management Centre and Chengdu Municipal Solid Waste Management Centre.