Apr 10 - Sino-US Waste Managment Program Launched in China

China View News reports that, as part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the US EPA and China’s EPA are working together to develop and exchanging strategies for managing and treating hazardous wastes. Some of the targeted wastes include e-waste, used tires, batteries and medical wastes.

BEIJING, April 10 (Xinhua) -- A Sino-U.S. program was launched here Monday for enhanced cooperation on the prevention, management and treatment of hazardous and solid wastes in China, in a bid to reduce their impact on human health and ecosystems.

The joint initiative, dubbed the "Strategy for Hazardous and Solid Waste Cooperation", was adopted during a meeting between Zhou Shengxian, head of China's State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA), and his U.S. counterpart Stephen Johnson.

Under the strategy, the two countries will intensify transfers of technical information, temporary personnel exchanges, and joint projects to demonstrate environmental management approaches and technologies.

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