China’s capital follows the suit of another Chinese mega-city, Shanghai, and plans to unfold a full-scale mandatory municipal solid waste (MSW) segregation plan in May 2020. As expected, the measure will include fines of up to RMB 200 (approx. EUR 27) for individuals failing to distinguish between recyclable, organic, hazardous and other waste. In addition, a ‘bring-point system’ is expected to be introduced for household appliances and home furniture. Disposable plastic boxes and bags are also under scrutiny, as delivery companies, hotels and restaurants will not be allowed to use them anymore.
China Electricity Supply and Demand Report calls for coal expansion despite repeated decline in plant utilization rates
In July, the State Grid Energy Research Institute published its China Electricity Supply and Demand Report 2020. While the first quarter saw a sharp decline