By Crystal Mu
The 13th China International Plastics Recycling Conference for the predictions of the future green industry.
Following the theme “pragmatic, innovative and leading green development”, the exhibition gathered the experts across the plastics industry globally. The status and problems within the Plastic industry the potential predictions on the future of the Plastics was highlighted.
Mr Liu Qiang, the executive vice president of China Materials Recycling Association, delivered a keynote speech about the changes seen in the recent years, the massive increase in the capital for environmental recycling; this has led to major transformation in the renewable Plastic resources industry globally. The government has introduced relevant industry policies to promote reforms of the industry. By 2019, China will seek a complete ban on the imports of waste plastics. Participants within the Plastics industry suggested, that importing solid waste and importing recycled pellets should not be equated. The customs have not specified the classification of the imported plastic particles at present. Such a deviation in understanding leads to a long clearance time, which consumes unnecessary time, manpower, material and financial resources. In response to this difficulty, President Liu Qiang proposed the association to collect feedback from enterprises and report back to the customs, finding the solution. In addition, the association will strengthen its ties between the Ministry of Finance and the Taxation Bureau, to help resolve issues such as tax rebate imbalances. The industry forecasting and interpretation; practitioners expressed their optimism about the development of recycled plastics. By comparing the previous rate and recovery rate of plastics, the industry is found to be in a growing phase. According to the spirit of the Basel Convention and China Prohibition Order, the development trend of the industry can be predicted boldly, source, localize, shorten the plastics recycling supply-chain, countries will recycle their own waste and modify the current industry model, which is confined to- Southeast Asia - China.
Mr. Max Cao, the representative of 99P Recycling, invited President Liu Qiang to have an in-depth discussion on the status and future developments of the recycled plastics industry. President Liu Qiang agreed to the challenges and opportunities that are coexisting in this industry. Previously, there were several problems existed in China’s recycled plastics industry; such as scattered resources, imperfect systems, uneven quality of practitioners, and difficulty in environmental protection supervision. Mr Max Cao further continued to explain his inspiration for Intelligent, automation and technology-led developments to provide an inevitable trend in the development of the plastics industry. Innovation in the process could bridge the help to the existing industry practitioners, particularly in international trade, to understand the transformation and trend in China's recycled plastics industry. This would enhance communication between domestic and foreign businesses, as well as promoting mutual trust among participants across the supply-chain, contributing to the recycled plastics industrial development.