Waste sorting proving successful in Putuo

July 02, 2020 |

By mid-June this year, the amount of dry waste generated in Putuo District was 673.43 tons per day, dropping 36.33 percent over the same period last year, and the amount of wet waste sorted was 385.84 tons per day, rising 44.57 percent from a year ago, according to Shanghai Putuo, the official WeChat account of the Putuo District Government.

So far, Putuo has set up 1,588 trash sorting stations across the district, covering residential areas, streets and office buildings. 

The accuracy rate of garbage sorting by residents is targeted to reach over 95 percent, the Putuo Greenery and Public Sanitation Bureau said yesterday.

A year ago, Shanghai’s strict new garbage-sorting rules came into effect, entrenching themselves into the daily routines of residents, reducing waste-treatment overload and making the city more environmentally friendly.