Shanghai has taken the initiative to introduce strict trash sorting and recycling rules. Photo: AFP
Shanghai has taken the initiative to introduce strict trash sorting and recycling rules. Photo: AFP

China’s war on trash goes hi-tech with AI-driven apps for sorting and facial recognition to enforce recycling

  • Alipay’s mini program has indexed more than 4,000 different types of waste and has assisted more than three million people since its beta test phase

Shanghai has taken the initiative to introduce strict trash sorting and recycling rules. Photo: AFP
Shanghai has taken the initiative to introduce strict trash sorting and recycling rules. Photo: AFP
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