The people's governments at a higher level shall regularly assess the work of the people's government at a lower level on developing circular economy in accordance with major assessment indicators provided in the preceding paragraph and take the said assessment results into consideration on the evaluation of the people's government assessed as well as its persons-in-charge.
Article 15 An enterprise which produces products or packing materials in the catalogue of mandatory recycle shall recycle its waste products or packing materials, use those waste articles that are usable, or make bio-safety disposals if those waste articles cannot be reused due to economic or technical restrictions.
Where any producer consigns any seller or other organ to recycle the waste products or packing materials provided in the preceding paragraph, or consigns any waste recycling or disposal enterprise to reuse or dispose the said waste articles, the consignee shall be responsible for the recycle, reuse or disposal in accordance with relevant laws, regulations and agreements.
With respect to the products and packing materials in the catalogue of mandatory recycle, a consumer shall deliver the waste products or packing materials to the producer or seller or other organs consigned by the producer.
The catalogue and administrative measures for products and packing materials subject to mandatory recycle shall be formulated by the general administration for developing circular economy under the State Council.
Article 16 The state shall implement a key supervision and administration system regarding energy and water consumptions concentrating on enterprises in industries including steel, nonferrous metals, coal, power, oil processing, chemical, building materials, construction, paper-making, printing and dyeing, etc., whose general energy and water consumption volumes exceed the total volumes provided by the state per year.
The key supervision and administration regarding energy-saving over major energy-consumption entities shall comply with provisions of the Energy Conservation Law of the People's Republic of China.
The measures for supervision and administration over major water-consumption entities shall be formulated by the general administration for developing circular economy under the State Council and other relevant departments under the State Council.
Article 17 The state shall establish a sound circular economy statistics system, strengthen statistical administration of resource consumption, comprehensive utilization and waste generation, and publicize major statistical indicators on a regular basis.
The standardization department under the State Council shall establish a sound circular economy standard system together with the general administration for developing circular economy and relevant departments for environmental protection under the State Council, and formulate and improve standards on energy-saving, water-saving, material-saving, wastes reusing and recycling.
The state shall establish and improve a labeling system on resource consumption level such as energy efficiency of products.
Chapter III Reduction
Article 18 The general administration for developing circular economy under the State Council shall promulgate, together with the competent departments of environmental protection, etc., the catalogue of technologies, processes, equipment, materials and products that are encouraged or restricted or eliminated by the government.
Production, import and sale of equipment, materials and products under the catalogue of elimination shall be prohibited; and the use of technologies, processes, equipment and materials under the catalogue of elimination shall be prohibited.
Article 19 Any entity or individual engaging in the design of process, equipment, product and packing material shall, in accordance with the requirements for reducing resource consumption and waste generation, make a prior choose of materials and designing schemes that are easy to recycle, dismount and degrade and are innocuous and harmless or with low toxic or harm, and shall comply with the mandatory requirements of relevant national standards.