Challenges and opportunities for Taiwan 's SMEs SMEs in the circular economy: A case study of disposable diaper company
|Authors:||鄭淑芬||Keywords:||中小企業;循環經濟;高回收效益;低環境污染;低能量消耗;SMEs;circular economy;high recycling efficiency;low environmental pollution;low energy consumption||Issue Date:||Dec-2017||Abstract:||循環經濟目標是要排除廢棄物的設計，激發整個價值鏈的創新，不再依賴價值鏈末端的廢棄物回收，而是一個超越污染預防與減少廢棄物的方法。政府這二年積極推動『五加二』創新產業，其中循環經濟產業更是其積極推動的七大重點產業之一。
台灣自2009 年至2016 年中小企業不論在家數、平均銷售額、平均年出口貢獻對台灣整體經濟發展皆具有舉足輕重的影響。然中小企業在1、缺乏資金2、缺乏技術研發能力3、缺乏知識訊息4、易增加行政配合的負擔5、易受低成本企業文化的影響6、缺乏法規與政策支持7、缺乏供應商與消費者支持等面向上，則是其轉型至循環經濟的挑戰。
Circular economy aims only to eliminate waste production. It’s designed to bring about innovation of the entire value chain of an economy, without depending on the end of the waste recycling. The idea of circular economy goes beyond pollution prevention and waste reduction. Circular economy belongs to the major “five plus two” innovative industries which the Taiwanese government has been actively promoting in the last two years. SMEs have been consistently taking powerful influence, in terms of its quantity, average revenue and average export value, on the total economic development in Taiwan. However, SMEs lack of funds, lack of technical research and development capabilities, lack of knowledge and information, increased burden of administrative coordination, susceptibility to low-cost corporate culture, lack of regulatory and policy support, consumer support, which above are the challenges of its transformation to a recycling economy. The unique patented technology of diaper recycle developed by the compa-ny ,with its operation of "Diaper Weight Loss Wizard" and "Diaper Recycling Elves", enables the disposable paper diapers to benefit from three major environmental bene-fits of high recycling efficiency, low environmental pollution and low energy con-sumption. The overall of the resource recycling benefit, are the bulk raw materials re-covered under the low-energy consumption of the case company a recycling efficiency over 90%, which can achieve the best effect of complete recovery and value en-hancement. Due to the start-up of the case company and the mode of SME operation, this will have to face the challenges and opportunities of transition to a recycling economy. In order to cope with the increasingly serious environmental protection, the case company has the capability of handling a great deal of waste reduction, and the supe-rior technical ability to create more than 90% of value-added on the waste treatment, which deserves the government re-wards and assistance. On the initial set up of the company, whether the in-depth understanding of environmental laws and regulations, the last mile source control of used diapers on the elderly and nursing home hospital, and experiment program, urgently need the relevant government agencies to give timely guidance and assistance in order to jointly solve the increasingly serious waste landfill problem in Taiwan and create the best benefit of waste recycling and reuse.
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