Trash Talk

Shanghai enacts its new garbage regulation on July 1. So how do we correctly discard our trash? Where does everything go after we bin it? How are locals responding to these new rules? And what kind of a difference will it make to our daily lives, and the planet? You'll learn all this, and more, right here as we Trash Talk.
Shanghai enacts its new garbage regulation on July 1. So how do we correctly discard our trash? Where does everything go after we bin it? How are locals responding to these new rules? And what kind of a difference will it make to our daily lives, and the planet? You'll learn all this, and more, right here as we Trash Talk.
Residents outdo offices in garbage sorting - Shanghai Metro News
Metro

Residents outdo offices in garbage sorting

Officials hold a series of activities throughout the city to spread the message about Shanghai's new regulations that came into effect on July 1.
Carrefour, New Century units fined for waste-sorting woes - Shanghai Metro News
Metro

Carrefour, New Century units fined for waste-sorting woes

Ten work units, including those of supermarket Carrefour and hotel chain New Century, have been fined for violations of new local household waste-sorting management regulations.
Sorting out the confusion as Shanghai's garbage rules change - Taste in China
Taste

Sorting out the confusion as Shanghai's garbage rules change

Over the past week, Shanghai residents have transitioned from disposing garbage freely to one of the strictest waste-sorting regulations in the world.
Trash sorting sows seeds of social interaction in grassroots - Lifestyle in China
Lifestyle

Trash sorting sows seeds of social interaction in grassroots

Beyond the obvious advantages for the environment, garbage sorting as a bonding issue has created new social cohesion in many communities.
More recycling plants to open this year - Shanghai Metro News
Metro

More recycling plants to open this year

Songjiang District to get new facilities for wet trash and construction garbage as part of the Shanghai Tianma Household Waste Treatment and Utilization Center.
Volunteers wage war on waste - Shanghai Metro News
Metro

Volunteers wage war on waste

Family members of overseas Chinese have organized a volunteer team at a local community to promote their garbage-sorting experiences among neighbors.
Garbage offenders come clean - Shanghai Metro News
Metro

Garbage offenders come clean

Businesses that were issued rectification notices on July 1 have made improvements, as urban management authorities found in comeback inspections on Thursday.
Biodegradable bags pose wet trash challenge - Shanghai Metro News
Metro

Biodegradable bags pose wet trash challenge

Throwing plastic bags – even if they are biodegradable – into garbage bins for wet trash is not allowed, Shanghai's greenery authority has notified the public.
Woman gets 3 days of detention for refusing to sort her garbage - Shanghai Metro News
Metro

Woman gets 3 days of detention for refusing to sort her garbage

A woman has been given three days of detention for refusing to sort her garbage and injuring a volunteer after the city's new regulations took effect on July 1.
Hotels ordered to stop providing disposable items - Shanghai Metro News
Metro

Hotels ordered to stop providing disposable items

Eighty-one hotels have been issued rectification notices by the city's culture and tourism authority since July 1 for providing guests with unrequested disposable items.
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