Xi'an to Implement the Strictest Waste Sorting

2019-07-09 12:25:54 , Source : The Government Website of Shaanxi Province

Starting from today (July 1st), Shanghai is taking the lead to officially implement the “Regulations on the management of household waste”, following with another 45 cities to carry out the garbage sorting in this year, which makes it the strictest waste classification regulation in China’s history.

In 2019, 46 Chinese cities shall vigorously carry out the basic garbage classification and disposal system pilot program and complete the program by the end of 2020, according to the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development. By 2025, all Chinese cities at or above the prefecture level shall complete the building of garbage sorting and processing systems.

Below are the 46 cities:Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, Shijiazhuang, Handan, Taiyuan, Huhhot, Shenyang, Dalian, Changchun, Harbin, Nanjing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Hefei, Tongling, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Nanchang, Yichun, Zhengzhou, Jinan, Tai’an, Qingdao, Wuhan, Yichang, Changsha, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanning, Haikou, Chengdu, Guangyuan, Deyang, Guiyang, Kunming, Lhasa, Shigatse, Xi'an, Xianyang, Lanzhou, Xining, Yinchuan, Urumchi.

Xi'an and Xianyang are among the 46 cities

Xi'an government has released the “Management regulations on household waste classification”, starting to be officially implemented from Sept 1st, 2019.

Regulations on waste classification of Xi'an

Waste shall be sorted into 4 categories

Recyclable Waste

Recyclable waste refers to the waste material that can be recycled and reused, including paper, plastic, metal and fabric etc.;

Kitchen Waste

Kitchen waste refers to household-produced organic and perishable waste, including solid food, eggshell, fruit peel and tea grounds as well as those produced from fruit, vegetable and aquatic market.

Harmful Waste

Harmful waste refers to those garbage that threatens human health and natural environment, including waste rechargeable batteries, waste button cells, waste modulator tubes, discarded pills, discarded insecticide(container), discarded oil paint(container), waste daily-use chemicals and waste silver products etc.;

Other Waste

In addition to the abovementioned waste, other waste includes waste sanitary pad, disposable diaper, napkin, cigarette butt, muck, bones and shells etc..

Household waste should be dumped, collected, transported and disposed after classification.

Any company and individual that dump waste violating the regulations shall be fined. Individuals will be fined from 100rmb to 200rmb and companies from 5000rmb to 20,000rmb. In addition, the misconduct information will be recorded in the individual credit reporting system.

In addition, from July 1, Shanghai hotels are not allowed to offer disposable daily necessities in rooms. Take a look if you are travelling to Shanghai recently!

According to Regulations of Shanghai Municipality on the administration of household garbage, hotels in Shanghai will be requested to promote green consumption. This will go into effect beginning July 1, 2019.

The municipal administration of culture and tourism is encouraging hotel guests to use and reuse recyclable daily consumables during their stay. This includes toothbrushes, combs, bath sponges and razors etc.. Violators will be fined up to 5,000 RMB.

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