Changchun, China

About Changchun

Changchun is an ICLEI and GCCC member. The city has designated a 10-square-kilometer circular economy industrial park to boost its circularity. Given that automotive manufacturing is the main industry, Changchun has the ambition to unlock the potential of end-of-life vehicles and keep the materials in use. The park will have incineration, food waste treatment facilities, medical waste treatment facilities, and car dismantling facilities. The city has invested to reallocate a thermal power station from another site to this industrial park, in order to maximally utilize material streams and resources. It is expected that the industrial park will attract further innovative circular economy investment. The GCCC is supporting Changchun to introduce a benchmarking practice into the city’s planning.