According to the official guideline, the country wants to recycle 350 million tonnes of waste resources including steel, non-ferrous metals, plastic and paper annually by 2020..
The guideline was jointly released by ministries of industry and information technology, commerce and science and technology.
China wants to develop a sophisticated system for renewable resources, state-run Xinhua news agency reported today.
By 2020, China will use 150 million tonnes of waste steel and 18 million tonnes of waste non-ferrous metals annually, according to a plan included in the guideline. The country also aims to recycle 23 million tonnes of waste plastic and half of all its waste paper by 2020 annually.