The National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP) will be heading to China in an effort to help the Chinese government find sustainable waste solutions.
NISP will lead a Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs funded Sustainable Development Dialogue (SDD) pilot project in China over the next year, in its second visit to the country.
In collaboration with the Environment Agency and Envirowise, NISP will showcase some of the UK s home grown business and environmental representatives and will try and demonstrate that companies can work more effectively with one another through industrial symbiosis.
The China pilot programme is one in a series of new innovative partnerships that the UK is establishing with leading emerging powers.
The essential message that NISP will try to deliver will centre on resource efficiency and encouraging the Chinese not to send their waste to landfill.
Workers at An Ning iron and steel works
NISP commercial manager Paul Knuckle said: One of the priorities will specifically focus around industrial symbiosis which is at the core of the NISP programme. We are sharing our experience of what has worked here in the UK , and discussing the relevance of industrial symbiosis to