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It's Time to Improve Waste Management in China
25 Aug, 2020

The last three years have seen China's policymakers pay more attention to the country's worsening waste problem. In 2018, China's municipal solid waste (MSW) reached 22.8 million tonnes, a quantity that is expected to climb up to 409 million tonnes by 2030 as China continues to urbanize and grow economically. This swelling volume of garbage poses a threat to both the environment and the climate.

In 2017, China launched a pilot program of new waste sorting regulations in selected cities, and policymakers are now planning a national scale-up. In late April this year, the Chinese government approved changes to the Solid Waste Law, making waste sorting a core element of the revised law.

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https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-08-25/It-s-time-to-improve-waste-management-in-China-TeO2Tlj0aY/index.html