A seminar on "Circular Economy and the Green Chemical Industry of China and Holland" was held December 9 at the Guangzhou PlayGround.
As a leading national economic province, Guangdong’s rapid development is seriously constrained by both resources and the environment. The government, therefore, pays high attention to the circular economy and lists reform of its recycling programs as important aspects of its thirteenth Five-year Plan.
The Economic and Information Commission of Guangdong Province and the Guangdong Association of Circular Economy and Resources Comprehensive Utilization asked the Dutch consulate and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research(TNO) to participate jointly on a recycling reformation project at the Zhuhai Gaolan port economic development area. Both sides committed to making the work a model recycling project of China and Holland. In June of this year, the project was selected as part of a recycling reform government-supported park by the National Development and Reform Commission.
Holland pays high attention to the development of the recycling economy. This week’s seminar was aimed at helping people learn more about the opportunities and challenges of the petrochemical park recycling reform project, sharing case practice, and recommending more outstanding Dutch entrepreneurs to introduce the exploration and practice of the chemical industry.
The presented organizations include: the Economic and Information Commission of Guangdong Province, TNO, DSM, SHV, SHELL, the Guangdong Petrochemicals Industry Association, and the Association of Promotion for Guangdong Economy and Investment.
The event was co-hosted by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Guangzhou and the Guangdong Association of Circular Economy and Resources Comprehensive Utilization.