Sponge city project in China turns trash into cash

Posted on 25 July, 2018


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A huge amount of ceramic waste in east China's Jiangxi Province has been transformed into a huge pile of cash as part of the ongoing sponge city project.

A sponge city is one in which urban precipitation is absorbed into the groundwater rather than running off into watercourses. The idea is to make better use of rainwater and prevent flooding. These sponge cities typically feature roof gardens, large numbers of trees, vast areas of lawns and permeable pavement.

 

Source:https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/sponge-city-project-in-china-turns-trash-into-cash