tory trash sorti上海千花坊ng implementation in Shanghai, saying it will serve as an example for the capital’s upcoming revised regulation.

Chang Jiwen, deputy director of the Institute for Resources and En上海千花坊女神会所

vironment at Development Research Center of the State Council, said Shanghai’s waste so

rting will give reference to Beijing as the public’s awareness has been greatly enhanced due to the implementation.

“Some citizens in Shanghai formed the habit of delivering the上海千花坊

garbage to recycling stations every day, since the trash bins had been removed,” he said. “Be

上海千花坊女神会所ijing can follow Shanghai’s suit on mandatory household garbage sorting the same way.”

Jiang Jianguo, a professor at Tsinghua University’s School of Environm

ent, said there are still lots of challenges if Beijing plans to classify residential garbage.

“Most of the residential garbage didn’t have recycling value, but that trash makes up most of the public’s garbage,” h上海千花坊

e said. “How to restrict those through legislation remains a question to consider in the future.”

Beijing has carried out trash sorting since early 1998, when the Dachengxiang commu

nity in Xicheng district became the first neighborhood to classify garbage. At the end of 2011, the city p上海千花坊女神会所

ublished China’s first domestic waste management regulation, which took effect on March 1, 2012.

However, the implementation of trash sorting in Beijing hasn’t gone well in the past decade, since mere encouragement is not en上海千花坊女神会所

ough for citizens to change their habits, said Hao Zhilan, director of the urban construction and environmental p

rotection committee, at the Beijing’s People Congress meeting at the end of May.

The previous regulations didn’t give specific fines for househ

olds, companies or institutions that fail to sort their garbage properly.

Yuan Yiyu, a 20-year-old sophomore at the University of International Business and Econom

ics in Beijing, said she started to learn garbage classification this month since the implementation of t

rash sorting in Shanghai largely drove her passion to learn waste sorting at college.

“I hope to use the garbage classification knowledge more in the future to help better protect our city’s environment,” she said.

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