Household garbage sorting to reach full coverage by 2025 in China
Household garbage sorting to reach full coverage by 2025 in China

Garbage sorting will be realized in over 90 percent of residential communities in cities at or above the prefecture level in China by the year end and full coverage will be reached by the end of 2025, according to the Chinese Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development.

In recent years, waste sorting has been carried out in 297 cities at or above the prefecture level, with an average coverage rate of 82.5 percent in residential communities. A favorable atmosphere is gradually forming for everyone to participate in waste sorting. 

Local regulations and rules have been issued in 20 provinces and autonomous regions, including Fujian, Hebei and Shandong, and 173 cities, including Shanghai and Guangzhou, according to the ministry.

This year, the ministry will further refine the legal system of trash classification. In particular, in terms of waste reduction, institutional supply will be strengthened and packaging will be reduced in the links of production, circulation and consumption. The effective connection between the recycling system of renewable resources and the waste disposal system will also be improved to reduce the pressure on end-treatment facilities.

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