The First China International Cyclic Economy Expo was held in Qingdao International Exhibition Center on October 23th to 25th, 2008. As a participant enterprise, Yunnan Tin Group (Holding) Company Limited presented achievements of developing cyclic economy in recent years: from 2005 up to now, the updated resource quantity is larger than consumption in YTC, which accomplished the goal of positive exploration and utilization. The water for tin smelting was normally used by recycling, and the rate of water recycling took up above 81%. The water used for mining, dressing, and smelting was all within limits which were issued by Yunnan provincial government. At the same time, YTC began to carry out ISO14001 International Environmental Protection Standard in all aspects in 2003, and set up the policy of “Abiding by laws, preventing and controlling pollution, make efforts to reduce energy consumption with clean production conditions, improve environment quality and create the human civilization". YTC has got the goal of discharging pollutants with long-term stabilization and creating a good environment in the factories with many measures, such as passing ISO14001 Environment Management System Certification, improving the coverage of environment management system, and strengthening supervision and management, YTC finally melt economic, social and environmental with harmony, as well as made great contribution to the local environment protection.
This trade fair showed new thoughts and new mode of cyclic economy of each provinces and cities, typical model and advanced experience of pioneer plats. As the participants from Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Chongqing, etc, and the top 500 enterprises around world, such as General Electric Co., Siemens, Suez, Veolia, Rhodia, Toray, GS, etc, and related businesses home and abroad, 2008 CIC Expo mainly offered a platform for the participants to display the achievements of carrying out the policy of “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle” and using Hi-tech with environmental protection during production. There are seven enterprises of Yunnan Province participated in the exhibition: Yunnan Tin Group ( Holding) Company Limited, Yunnan Copper Group, Yun Tian Hua Group, Yunnan Chihong Zn & Ge Co., Ltd. Xiangyun Feilong Co., Ltd. Yongde Sugar Corporation and Yunnan Dashanhe Agriculture Co., Ltd. The Sino-Japan City Forum on Cyclic Economy, which was sponsored by National Development and Reform Commission of P.R. China, Qingdao Municipal Government, Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry of Japan and Kitakyushu Municipal Government, was also held during the exhibition.
Developing cyclic economy is favorable for accelerating energy conservation and environment protection. Wang Jinxiang, Deputy Director of National Development and Reform Commission of P.R. China gave a speech at the opening ceremony of 2008 CICExpo. According to his address, the rate of multipurpose utilization of industrial wastes reached 62.8% in 2007 in China, which was 2.6% higher than that in 2006. Meanwhile, the decontamination rate of urban refuse reached 56%, which was 4% higher than that in 2006.