Shanghai's Residents Start Recycling to Avoid Fines, Redeem Prizes
Dou Shicong
/SOURCE : yicai
Shanghai's Residents Start Recycling to Avoid Fines, Redeem Prizes

(Yicai Global) July 1 --  Shanghai has today started implementing a new stricter waste management  regulation which fines people who do not sort their household trash for  recycling. 

The four  categories of waste are dry garbage, kitchen waste, recyclables and  hazardous waste. Individuals who fail to sort their trash will be fined  up to CNY200 (USD30). Companies who fail to do so may have to pay up to  CNY50,000 (USD7,300).

Law enforcement officers and volunteers help residents to adapt to the new system. 

A child is figuring out which bin to put an item into.

Alibaba Group  Holding's Hema supermarket has provided dining clients with two separate  bins for biodegradable waste and others.

A community keeps count of how much waste gets recycled each day. 

Residents can collect points from their recycling efforts which they may  use to redeem prizes from a vending machine.

Editor: Emmi Laine 

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Keywords: Garbage , Trash , Shanghai , Recycling , Waste Management Regulation