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Why, after 16 years, is it still so difficult to sort garbage?   [Copy link] 中文

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The Beijing Municipal Commission of City Management recently said that some communities will pioneer garbage sorting, with the household waste being collected at different times of the day according to the type of trash it is. However, as Beijing Youth Daily points out, Beijing has been listed as a pioneer city for garbage sorting for 16 years and little progress has been made:

Some communities complain that their residents know little about how to sort garbage. If that's true, it is really sad news because Beijing was listed as one of eight pioneering cities for garbage sorting in 2000. Why is it so difficult for residents to sort garbage 16 years after it became a policy?

It is unfair to say the government has done nothing. On the contrary, the municipal governments of the eight cities have invested heavily in improving the hardware. In Beijing, Shanghai, and Nanjing, as well as the other five pioneer cities, garbage bins for sorting purposes can be seen in communities. However, people simply put their garbage in them without sorting it.

There are two main problems. First, the municipal governments have not done enough to educate people about how to sort their garbage and what kind of waste should be put into which garbage bin. People have been asked to sort garbage, but nobody has actually shown them how to sort it or explained why it is important for them to do so.

Second, the waste management authorities do not take the matter seriously, either. Even when households do sort their garbage, when the trash trucks come the garbage is simply mixed together and transported away.

Further, the garbage processing industrial chain is far from complete. Most, if not all, of the garbage collected from communities will be burnt or buried, instead of being recycled.

So the solution lies in raising residents' awareness of the importance of garbage sorting, more strictly ensuring the garbage collectors keep the garbage sorted, and encouraging more people to join the recycling industry. Only with comprehensive measures will garbage sorting become a success.(news from China Daily)

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This post was edited by zjjhpj at 2016-11-8 18:48

So many people all around the world ..............

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It is very difficult to sort garbage in our socity. There are many reasons, for example, the Chinese are busy working.

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huzifree Post time: 2016-11-8 19:10
It is very difficult to sort garbage in our socity. There are many reasons, for example, the Chinese ...

people all over the world are busy working, yet they sill have a few minutes each day it takes to sort out the garbage.

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huzifree Post time: 2016-11-8 19:10
It is very difficult to sort garbage in our socity. There are many reasons, for example, the Chinese ...

That's the largest crock I've heard today, and it's only 8:00 AM here! How much time does it take to think, "Cardboard goes here ... tins and plastic go here ... food waste goes here ..."?

"There are many EXCUSES, for example, the Chinese are busy working." There ... I fixed that for ya, and yes, they ARE excuses. You people are world-famous for finding excuses when you don't want to, or are too lazy to do something.
Stupid people are like Glowsticks. You want to snap them in half and shake the crap out of them until they see the light.
I love sarcasm. It's like punching someone in the head ... only with words

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