Taiwan has gained a global reputation for excellence in recycling, follows only Germany as the world’s best recycler. Despite this, a staggering seven million tons of waste fail to be reintroduced into the supply chain every year. Until now, the conversation on the Circular Economy has mostly centered around the recycling of consumer goods. While effective recycling consumer waste is a valiant undertaking, it largely ignores the huge potential industrial waste recycling could play in the new circular economic model–especially as industrial waste generation has exploded in the wake of the rising electronics and technology industries.
I worked with ECOVE Environmental Corporation to develop a white paper exploring how industrial waste recycling policies could be improved in order to better ingrain elements of the circular economy into Taiwanese society.
You can find the full paper here.