Shanghai has recruited an army of volunteers, many of them elderly, to help neighbours with the city’s new rubbish collection scheme. Photo: Weibo

Chinese woman detained after choking volunteer over waste sorting in Shanghai

  • She gets three days in detention after admitting she throttled neighbour, causing her to faint, in dispute over new recycling rules
  • Victim spent night under hospital observation after she was attacked
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Shanghai has recruited an army of volunteers, many of them elderly, to help neighbours with the city’s new rubbish collection scheme. Photo: Weibo
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A man places rubbish into one of the new separated bins in Shanghai. Photo: Alice Yan

Shanghai to punish refuseniks as China orders citizens to separate their rubbish

  • Fines beckon for individuals and companies who ignore new rules in citywide scheme spearheading national effort
  • Residents express confusion over the four types of household waste
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A man places rubbish into one of the new separated bins in Shanghai. Photo: Alice Yan
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