CHINA Beijing's sorted household kitchen waste increases 11.6 times: report

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Beijing's sorted household kitchen waste increases 11.6 times: report

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15:31, April 30, 2021

Beijing's newly-revised household waste regulation being carried out for nearly a year, the public's participation rate of garbage sorting in the city reached 90%, and the accurate sorting rate reached 85%, according to a report released on Thursday.

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The regulation on garbage-sorting has been implemented for nearly a year, and the effect has exceeded expectations. In April this year, the city's household kitchen waste was sorted to 3,878 tons per day, 11.6 times more than that before the implementation of the regulation. The recycling rate of household waste reached 37.5%.

Waste reduction has also made a great achievement. In 2020, the average daily transport volume of Beijing's residential waste was 22,000 tons, down 20.42% from 27,700 tons in 2019. In the first four months of 2021, the average daily transport volume was 20,600 tons, down 6.36% compared with 2020 and 25.6% compared with 2019.

In addition, Beijing has built a total of 1,275 household garbage-sorting stations, 63,200 standard fixed waste container stations, 3,945 painted garbage transport vehicles, and 805 improved closed cleaning stations.

Household garbage-sorting facilities have been systematically reshaped.

(Compiled by Jiang Huan)

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