Shanghai goes all-in for garbage sorting
Authorities in Shanghai are asking for opinions from the public until Dec 6 on a draft regulation regarding garbage classification. The document was submitted to the city’s legislative body for a second review recently. The draft aims to regulate all processes related to garbage sorting, including dumping, collection, transportation and treatment. It retained the four categories of garbage classification — dry, wet, recyclable and harmful — which were specified in a plan released earlier by the Shanghai municipal government. “The draft makes clear the details of garbage sorting management, strengthens supervision regarding this matter and boosts awareness of garbage classification for members of the public,” says Ding Wei, director of the Legislative Affairs Commission of the Shanghai People’s Congress.