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Garbage sorting sees big progress

Shanghai made remarkable progress in its garbage-sorting campaign last year, the city’s greenery and public sanitation authorities said.

An average of 6,375 tons of recyclable waste was sorted daily last year, soaring 57.5 percent from a year earlier, the Shanghai Greenery and Public Sanitation Bureau announced.

A total of 9,504 tons of wet garbage was separated daily on average, up 27.5 percent from 2019.

As a result, 14,200 tons of dry trash was collected daily, a drop of 20 percent from a year earlier.

About 2.57 tons of hazardous trash was sorted daily, over three times that of 2019, the bureau said, and the garbage sorting performance of 95 percent of Shanghai’s residential communities and working units had hit compliance standards.

Residents have mostly formed sorting habits and the city’s garbage sorting campaign has  covered residential communities, working units and public venues, officials said.


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