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Circular Economy Promotion Law of China (2018)


Type of laws Law

Issuing body Standing Committee of the National People's Congress

Promulgating date Oct 26, 2018

Effective date Oct 26, 2018

Validity status Valid

Scope of application Nationwide

Topic(s) Environmental Law

Editor(s) C. J. Observer

The Circular Economy Promotion Law was promulgated in 2008 and amended in 2018 respectively. The latest revision entered into force on October 26, 2018.

There are 58 articles in total.

The key points are as follows:

1.The circular economy means the collective term for reduction, reuse and recycling activities carried out in the processes of production, circulation and consumption, etc.

2.Local Governments shall establish a goal and accountability system for development of circular economy.

3.Enterprises producing products or packages listed in the catalogue of articles subject to compulsory recycle must be responsible for recycling deserted products or packages. For those usable, the producers thereof shall be responsible for using them, while for those products which are inappropriate for reutilization due to the absence of technical or economic conditions, the producers shall make them harmless.

4.The state encourages and advocates the construction of a waste recovery system.

5.The State Council and the people’s governments of the provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government shall set up funds specially for the development of circular economy so as to support the research and development of the science and technology relating to circular economy, the demonstration and promotion of technologies and products of circular economy, the implementation of important circular economy projects and information services for the development of circular economy.

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