Beijing couple Carrie Yu and Joe Harvey, founders of zero-waste shop The Bulk House, with jars containing all of their personal waste collected over three months. Photo: AFP

For China’s zero-waste campaigners, overconsumption means it’s time for the last single-use straw

  • With estimates that China will produce as much as 500 million tonnes of rubbish annually by 2030, there are growing signs of resistance to consumer culture
  • Schemes like Shanghai’s waste separation programme are becoming mainstream and reviving ideas that older generations of Chinese may find familiar
Topic |   China Society
Beijing couple Carrie Yu and Joe Harvey, founders of zero-waste shop The Bulk House, with jars containing all of their personal waste collected over three months. Photo: AFP
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