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Regulations on the Administration of Domestic Waste in Shanghai came into effect on July 1, 2019.
娱乐地图女神会所This shows that Shanghai is carrying out the most ambitious gar
bage revolution in history, with the topic “Garbage Classification Revolution” in Shanghai beco
ming a major point of public discussion, attracting media attention at home and abroad.娱乐地图
1. Shanghai’s waste classification system: infrastructure and humanism
娱乐地图女神会所China has carried out bagged garbage collection since the mid-80s and in 1995 began exploring the classification of garbage.
The Ministry of Housing and Construction in 2000 selected eight maj
or cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou, to classify and recycle garbage.娱乐地图
After 19 years of this pilot, the expected results have not been achieved. Munici
娱乐地图女神会所pal garbage disposal has become a bottleneck problem restricting China’s development.
Shanghai is on par with cities like New York, London, Tokyo and Paris when consider
ing its economy and finance, shipping, trade, and science and technology industries.娱乐地图女神会所
Today incineration accounts for about 36 percent of Shanghai’s dome
s娱乐地图tic waste treatment, landfills about half,, and recycling less than 10 percent.
The figures for London are 40, 30, and nearly 30 percent, respectively, with Tokyo registering about 75, 3, and 20 percent.
Compared with these global first-tier cities, the gap in urban waste classificati娱乐地图女神会所
on in Shanghai is not only down to infrastructure, but the humanism of its residents.
2. Shanghai’s three later-developing advantages娱乐地图
After entering a new era, Shanghai encountered unprecedented opportunities
娱乐地图in domestic garbage treatment, reflected in three later-developing advantages.
(1) Shanghai has the advantage of “overtaking in bends”娱乐地图女神会所
Four first-tier cities across the world established modern garbage classification systems about 50 years ago.