Garbage-sorting survey shows positive results

Ke Jiayun
About 72 percent of residents can correctly identify different types of trash bins and what kinds of garbage belong in them, according to survey data.
Ke Jiayun

More than 70 percent of local residents are able to sort garbage in corresponding trash bins and nearly 80 percent can do garbage sorting without the supervision of volunteers, according to a survey conducted by the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences released on Tuesday.

More than 1,400 people were surveyed, including 877 residents and 600 volunteers.

Results show that about 72 percent of residents can correctly identify different types of trash bins and what kinds of garbage belong in them. Nearly 80 percent say they obey garbage-sorting rules without a volunteer watching.

More than 74 percent of residents said they are satisfied with the effects of the city's work on garbage sorting.

Some 75 percent of residents thought the volunteers play an important role in garbage-sorting promotion.

However, the top three remaining problems related to garbage sorting identified by respondents are complex rules, imperfect facilities and weak awareness.

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