KfW-Project: Sino-German Healthcare Waste Project for sharps

Project short name: PRC-06-01
Time frame: 04/2004 - 05/2006
Country: China
Region: Huzhou, Jiaxing, Jinhua

Client: S.a.t. Recyclingtechnik
Financing agency: KfW Entwicklungsbank (KfW development bank)


Project description:

In the coming years and into the 21st century, plastics gain further importance in Chinese national life. Both consumers and industrial users expand their demand for plastics, both in terms of quantity and quality, with an estimated annual growth of 20 percent. The coming decade is a crucial period for the Chinese plastics industry in meeting this demand. At the same time, the rapidly increasing waste burden of plastics has to be minimized. At present, around 50 to 60 percent of waste plastics is left uncollected or is dumped in an uncontrolled manner on land, in rivers or in the sea. This requires intense efforts on the part of the formal and informal waste management sectors as well as the plastics recycling industry. The Chinese recycling sector can reduce the burden of solid waste by creating a market for recovered materials while simultaneously narrowing the gap between the demand and supply of plastic resources. This project analysed the role of the plastic recycling industry in creating a more sustainable plastic cycle in Huzhou, Jiaxing and Jinhua area and improved a health care waste management in the 3 areas of China.

Services provided by ETLog Health EnviroTech & Logistics:

  • Improvement of the healthcare waste management in the Huzhou area
  • Training of hospital staff and authorities
  • Integration of further areas (Jiaxing, Jinhua)
  • Development of containers for the collection of sharp items
  • Integration of the containers in the logistic and treatment concept

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