Beijing residents created 902 tonnes of domestic garbage last year and the figure is set to increase by 10 per cent annually. Photo: Tom Wang

Beijing struggling to contain its growing garbage problem

About 40 per cent of the city’s domestic waste is poured into landfill sites, but these are considered bad for the environment and create odour problems

Topic |   China pollution

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Beijing residents created 902 tonnes of domestic garbage last year and the figure is set to increase by 10 per cent annually. Photo: Tom Wang
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Zhuang Pinghui

Zhuang Pinghui

Based in Beijing, Zhuang Pinghui joined the Post in 2004 to report on China. She covers a range of issues including policy, healthcare, culture and society.