Chinese cities have begun separating their recyclable garbage through waste sorting policies, to ease the burden on landfill sites. Photo: AFP Chinese cities have begun separating their recyclable garbage through waste sorting policies, to ease the burden on landfill sites. Photo: AFP
Chinese cities have begun separating their recyclable garbage through waste sorting policies, to ease the burden on landfill sites. Photo: AFP

Will nationwide waste sorting solve China’s landfill problem?

  • Landfill sites around the country are filling up ahead of time, adding urgency to the authorities’ need to cut the amount sent to them
  • Rubbish sorting schemes in cities led by Shanghai have followed a boom in building incineration plants

Topic |   Environment
Chinese cities have begun separating their recyclable garbage through waste sorting policies, to ease the burden on landfill sites. Photo: AFP Chinese cities have begun separating their recyclable garbage through waste sorting policies, to ease the burden on landfill sites. Photo: AFP
Chinese cities have begun separating their recyclable garbage through waste sorting policies, to ease the burden on landfill sites. Photo: AFP
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