Strict regulations on household waste sorting and recycling were introduced in Shanghai on July 1. Photo: Simon Song
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Shanghai shows city way in war on waste

  • As the mainland metropolis introduces compulsory household garbage sorting, Hong Kong needs to follow suit and introduce a charging system

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Strict regulations on household waste sorting and recycling were introduced in Shanghai on July 1. Photo: Simon Song
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Recyclables such as plastic must be separated from wet garbage, dry garbage and hazardous waste under the new rules in Shanghai. Photo: AFP

Shanghai begins new waste sorting era, as China eyes cleaner image

  • The city’s ambitious waste and recycling rules took effect on Monday, aiming to emulate successes of comparable policies in Japan, Taiwan and California
  • President Xi Jinping has urged China – the world’s second-biggest waste producer after the United States – to sort rubbish better
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Recyclables such as plastic must be separated from wet garbage, dry garbage and hazardous waste under the new rules in Shanghai. Photo: AFP
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