China intensifies waste management with laws on garbage [From the web]
BEIJING, Jan. 2, 2018 (Xinhua News) -China has improved waste management and recycling systems to tackle environmental issues caused by a build-up of garbage.
In March, China issued a plan requiring 46 cities to carry out mandatory garbage sorting by the end of 2020. Under the plan, all public institutions and companies are required to separate hazardous waste, kitchen waste and recyclable materials.
By the end of November, 12 cities had adopted laws and regulations on garbage sorting, while 24 had introduced work programs related to the issue, according to Wang Menghui, Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development.