People in Yangluo protest against the proposed incineration plant on Thursday night. Photo: Handout

Thousands protest in central China over waste incineration plant

  • Riot police deployed after week of unrest over proposed plant next to residential areas – echoing recent years’ protests against incinerators elsewhere in the country
  • District government urges people to ignore rumours and says plant’s location has yet to be finalised
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People in Yangluo protest against the proposed incineration plant on Thursday night. Photo: Handout
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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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