China unveils plans to recycle half of its industrial solid waste by 2015

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The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in China has said that the country will recycle 7 billion tonnes of industrial solid waste between 2011 and 2015.

This is double the amount of the 11th five year plan from 2006 to 2010 when China recycled a total of 3.6 billion tonnes of industrial solid waste.

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By 2015, the annual recycling of industrial waste will reach 1.6 billion tonnes, which will be 50 per cent of the waste.