Shanghai leads China's most ambitious garbage separation programme
SHANGHAI: Nie Feng used to toss his rubbish outside his Shanghai flat without a thought while rushing to work, but saving China from a garbage crisis now requires him to consult a complex diagram each morning.
On July 1, Shanghai launched China's most ambitious garbage separation and recycling programme ever, as the country confronts a rising tide of trash created by increasing consumption.
Nie examines a wall-sized diagram saying fish and pork bones must be separated from each other, and from the plastic bag he carries them in.
"It's for the good of our homeland, but we keep making mistakes," said Nie, a trading company staffer, laughing as he struggled to separate the bag's contents into various bins.
"We have to get this right before the fines really start."
Shanghai is piloting a programme set for eventual nationwide adoption in what would likely be the world's largest waste separation and recycling scheme -- and it is desperately needed.
With its 1.4 billion consumers, China is becoming swamped by trash. Every day, Shanghai's 25 million people alone produce around 26,000 tonnes -- equal in weight to the Statue of Liberty.
China produced just 30 million tonnes of trash in 1980, but that soared to 210 million in 2017, according to World Bank figures.
That is still less than the world's trash titan, the United States, which produced 258 million tonnes. But China is gaining fast and the World Bank predicts Chinese garbage could reach a staggering 500 million tonnes annually by 2030.
...and China leads in spreading the garbage to India and other nations (through their inferior products) !!
There is almost no camera on the street in India to track car license plate, track potential criminals. it only use policeman to catch those car breaks the traffic rule which is low efficiency, Even if some one does some bad thing, it is almost no way to track it back, feel lot of fall behind China.
One day, Hope India can catch up and do the same thing.
How about sweeping off the garbage of the EARTH : all-weather all-era buddy Packistan.....?
China is full of Garbage