China Municipal Solid Waste Project

Municipal solid waste (MSW) management is a growing concern for China’s cities. With  China’s rapid economic development, urbanization, and rising standards of living, the quantity of MSW collected and transported has increased more than five-fold nationwide from about 85 thousand tons per day in 1980 to about 430 thousand tons per day in 2009 and is projected to reach 1.6 million tons per day in 2030. No country has ever experienced as large and rapid an increase in waste generation.
The project will build capacity in two “demonstration cities”, namely Kunming, Yunnan Province, and Ningbo, Zhejiang Province. The total project cost is $32.91 million

Development Objective

The project’s objective is to build capacity and demonstrate best available techniques (BAT) and best environmental practices (BEP) in municipal solid waste (MSW) incineration in accordance with the Stockholm Convention.

Project Components

1a) Capacity Building for Improved Operation , 1b) Regulation of MSW Incinerators
2) Capacity Building for Improved MSW Management Planning
3) Project Management, Results Monitoring, and Information Dissemination

Total project cost

Borrower: $20.91 million
Global Environment Facility (GEF): $12.00 million
Total: $32.91 million
Estimated Date of Board Approval: November 14, 2014.
Project website.
Potential action: Contact Task Team Leader (contact information in PID), contact Netherlands embassy in China.