Government officials go all in on garbage sorting

Hu Min
An exhibition on waste sorting, hosted at the city government on Monday, kicked off the annual Shanghai energy-saving and emission-reduction week.
Hu Min
Government officials go all in on garbage sorting
Bai Kelin

An official poses during the event with a sign calling for an energy-saving and low-carbon lifestyle. 

Government officials go all in on garbage sorting
Bai Kelin

An exhibition on garbage sorting is organized by the city government. 

Government officials go all in on garbage sorting
Bai Kelin

People participate in garbage-sorting games. 

An exhibition on waste sorting, hosted at the city government on Monday, kicked off the annual Shanghai energy-saving and emission-reduction week while a map on the charging poles for new-energy cars in the city was also released. 

A variety of activities designed to test people's knowledge about garbage sorting and promote trash classification attracted nearly 1,000 government officials.

Those who accomplished the four games received plants as gifts. 

Xu Jun, an official with the Shanghai People's Congress, correctly sorted all 10 types of trash during a game.

"I have paid a lot of attention to garbage sorting in my life and have set different bins for different trash at home," he said. 

Xu participated in the drafting of Shanghai's first domestic garbage-sorting regulations, which will take effect from next month. 

A map marking the rental spots and charging poles for new-energy cars within a 500-meter and a 200-meter radius of government department offices was released during an event hosted by the Shanghai Bureau of Official Affairs Administration to promote green transportation. 

Apart from the exhibition, activities will also be organized during the week at five other government department offices, and the bureau will also host online quizzes and offline training to promote energy saving among government officials.

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