Venous Industry refers to industries that turn industrial waste into reusable resources, which will be used in production once again.
You may wonder is there also “Arterial Industry”. The answer is yes. For example, the electronic components makers belong to the “Arterial Industry”. They make new products and sell them in the marketplace. On the contrary, the electronic components dismantlers or recyclers belong to the “Venous Industry”, who collect and recycle old cars.
You may ask why it is called "Venous industry" and "Arterial industry"? What is the relation between recycle and intravenous? The human circulatory system has two types of blood vessels: the fist one is called arteries, they transport oxygen-rich blood from the heart to various parts of the body; The second one is called veins that re-oxygenate blood and then transport it back to the heart. Blood is similar to products, arteries are similar to manufacturers and distributors, and veins are similar to disassemblers and recyclers. Manufacturers and distributors bring products to market, and electronic waste generated in the process is collected by recyclers. After processed by recyclers the products would returned to the the market. This is a circle. Veins and recyclers act as same function.
The word ”Venous Industry ” was first invented by Japan. Why Japan but not other country? There is a reason behind this. Japan is a small, island nation, but its efforts in waste recycling are attracting international attention. Take recycle of electronic waste as an example. Japan recycles more than 2 million tons of electronic waste annually but America only recycles about 679,000 tons annually. And there are only 127 million people while American got 326 million people. This suggests Japan has done a good job in waste recycling.
In China, recycling industry had been considered a work for “inferior people”. It was usually farmers or uneducated person did such job. The recycling stations usually distributed in the urban-rural junctions, most of which were illegal and did not have the ability to sort and recycle waste products, but causing secondary pollution. This requires the country to establish regulations to regulate the recycling industry. Germany and Japan's legislation in this area is among the top ranks in the world. For example, the relevant legislative system in Germany includes the four levels of the Constitution, general special laws, regulations and guidelines. In 1996, the Circular Economy and Waste Law came into effect and became the general law for the construction of a recycling-oriented society in Germany. Under this legal framework, different industries have different circular economy regulations, such as the "Beverage Packaging Deposit Regulations", "Waste Car Treatment Regulations", "Waste Battery Treatment Regulations", "Waste Wood Treatment Measures" and so on.
As a good way to reduce the rapid growth of the waste. The vein industry is potential in the 21st century. It would bring a new economic growth point while solving the employment problem. There is no absolute waste, only resources that are misplaced.