"85 percent of the 1.000 Chinese consumers surveyed are in favour of the government's goal of fully recycling waste in a closed-loop economy in future," says Stefan Rummel, Managing Director of Messe München. "83 percent also expressed great confidence in modern environmental technology, which makes waste recyclable to become valuable raw material.” Not even one in three Chinese consumers rate the environmental technology of their country as a successful industry today. In Germany and France by comparison, one in two consumers think their countries` environmental technology already is a successful industry.
86 percent of Chinese consumers favour global cooperation when it comes to research and development of environmental technology. "The IFAT study is further proof that challenges in the field of sustainability and resource protection do not stop at national borders. That is why we also need solutions that are designed and implemented globally”, says Peter Kurth, President of the Federal Association of the German Waste, Water and Raw Materials Management Industry (BDE) in Berlin. “German and Chinese waste management companies have been successfully engaged in the expansion of the environmental service branch for years and present their competences, products and services at IE expo China in Shanghai in May and IFAT in Munich, also in May.”