—Due to high strength use of natural resources and large quantity of pollutants discharge, high pressure is given to the fragile environment of the Yellow River Delta, so circular economy should be developed in the Yellow River delta. At present the circular economy has been developed in an elementary scale in the Yellow River delta, yet there are also some factors which have limited the circular economy development, such as inadequate understanding of the importance of circular economy, unreasonable industry structure, lack of policy and technical support, fragile environment and too much pollutants discharge. The authors also proposed some countermeasures for circular economy development in the Yellow River Delta, such as constructing the industrial structure which fits for the requirements of circular economy development, reducing energy consumption, improving the natural resources using efficiency, promoting the ecological construction of oil field and the coordinated economy development of oil field and local area, vigorously developing the marine circular economy, constructing ecological city, and creating a circular society and etc.
—Industrial cluster, industry chain, energy saving and consumption reducing, Yellow River Delta.
X.-L. Zhang is with the Department of Geography, Normal College, Qingdao University, NO. 308 Ningxia Road, Qingdao 266071, China; Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Marine Ecology and Environment & Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Qingdao, 266033, Shandong, China (e-mail: Geo_zhang @163.com).
Z.-H. Zhang and Z.-J. Xu are with the First Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, NO. 6 Xianxialing Road, Qingdao 266061, China (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
H.-Y. Yao is with the North China Sea Environmental Monitoring Center, State Oceanic Administration, Qingdao 266033, China; Key Laboratory of Marine Spill Oil Identification and Damage Assessment Technology, State Oceanic Administration, Qingdao 266033, China (e-mail: yaohaiyan-y @163.com).
K.-F. Zheng is with the North China Sea Environmental Monitoring Center, State Oceanic Administration, Qingdao 266033, China (e-mail: bhxxzx_ email@example.com).
Cite:Zhang Xu-Liang, Zhang Zhao-Hui, Xu Zong-Jun, Yao Hai-Yan, and Zheng Ke-Fang, "Developmental Mode for Circular Economy in the Yellow River Delta," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 662-667, 2013.