Get in the Loop: From Recycling to Circularity Circular Economy Collaboration and Business Opportunity Development Session
Date: October 29, 2020
In a continuing effort to further expand partnerships in international recycling operations and to maintain collaboration with New Southbound countries, on Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 28-29 the Taiwan EPA held ‘From Recycling to Circularity: Circular Economy Collaboration and Business Opportunity Development Session’, inviting more than 20 participants from international trade and commerce offices based in Taiwan, such as those of Australia, Denmark, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and Thailand.
During the business matching opportunity session on Oct. 29, representatives from Australia, Denmark, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Nepal Office in Taiwan briefly spoke about their current situations in recycling and investment opportunities. This was followed by eight recycling and circular economy related businesses introducing their operations, including Chung Tai Resource Technology Corp., Da Fon Environmental Technology Corp., E&E Recycling, Enrestec and Spring Pool Glass. In addition, ten New Southbound country students were invited from Taiwan National University, National Taipei University of Technology, and Chung Yuan Christian University.
The International E-waste Management Network (IEMN) is a joint collaboration program between the Taiwan EPA and US EPA, under the International Environmental Partnership. Since its establishment, IEMN has held many annual workshops in various partner countries, such as Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Colombia, to share and exchange e-waste management best practices. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the IEMN was not able to hold an in-person meeting this year. Instead, the business matching session of the event was shared online with IEMN members, with Thailand and Colombia joining the event.
The Taiwan EPA further pointed out that Taiwan has exceptional resource recycling technology, and is willing to share more information on it with anyone interested through events such as this one. This is also an effort to reflect the spirit of the UN SDG 17: Partnership for the Goals. The Taiwan EPA sincerely hopes to build upon the positive outcomes of this event and make greater achievements through regional development.