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China Association of Circular Economy (CACE) is a nationwide organization that crosses different regions and spans various industries. It was approved by Ministry of Civil Affairs (on August 15th, 2013) and renamed from the original name of China Association of Resources Comprehensive Utilization (1995-2013). It is under the administration of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council and is guided by National Development and Reform Commission and other governmental departments.

CACE carries out the fundamental state policy of resource conservation and environmental protection and implement the Law on Promotion of Circular Economy. Relying on the members of the Association and connecting all parties, CACE plays the role of bridge and link to build the resources recycling system. Through all of these, CACE makes active contributions to building the resource recycling system covering the whole society, improving the resource utilization, preventing pollutions at source, promoting green, recycling and low-carbon development, speeding up the building of eco-civilization, promoting transformation to a green economy and building a beautiful China.

CACE formulates strategic planning for the government on the development of circular economy, improves standards and regulations and policy mechanism, promotes technology improvements, develops demonstration pilots, and strengthens publicity, training and supervision management. The Association is also responsible for making development planning and formulation implementation plans for the industry, enterprises and members, promoting advanced technology and commercial modes, offering services of project assessment, matchmaking and investment and financing, and consulting services on policies, management, technology and markets information, and reflecting demands and policy suggestions of enterprises, in the end promoting healthy development of circular economy.