Lazy trash-throwers, beware: Guangdong will follow Shanghai to design and implement waste-sorting rules.
According to local media, the provincial government is aiming to establish a comprehensive waste-sorting system by 2020. Higher standards will be applied to Guangzhou and Shenzhen, the two pilot cities of the waste-sorting program, to establish a world-class sorting system, at least as good as Hong Kong’s and Macau’s.
Many challenges remain to be resolved, however, including transportation, classification and disposal, not to mention recycling systems. The government will build from the community level upward, apparently, and increase the awareness of waste sorting by education and propaganda.
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