A study on legislative and policy tools for promoting the circular economic model for waste management in China

  • Li J
  • Yu K
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Abstract

The circular economy has been developing rapidly in recent years in China. A legislative system has been created to provide legal protection for the development of a circular economy, including a series of price and tax measures in the waste management area. These measures form the basic foundation for promoting better waste management under the circular economic model. Many challenges, however, remain. For instance, the legal system needs to incorporate more sophisticated science, and China lacks key waste treatment technology that could support the further development of a circular economy. There is also a need to educate the public about the concept of the circular economy and its benefits. Specific suggestions are made for the development and implementation of the circular economic model.[PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]

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  • Circular economy
  • Legislative and policy tools
  • Waste management

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