Xiamen's waste law is pronounced a success
chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: Sep 23, 2019
Xiamen is the first city in China to issue a waste classification management law. [Photo/VCG]
As one of the 46 key cities in China to carry out a pilot garbage sorting program, Xiamen in East China's Fujian province has made multiple efforts recently to improve its garbage sorting.
For instance, Xiamen education bureau has carried out garbage classification education in 1,164 schools, including kindergartens in the city, aiming to educate children from an early age and to influence the family through children.
Statistics have showed that all the built-up areas in the city have implemented garbage classification successfully.
Officials said the coverage rate of garbage classification in the rural areas is 87 percent, the awareness rate of garbage classification in the city is 100 percent and the participation rate is over 85 percent.
In 2017, Xiamen issued and implemented China's first waste classification management law, making garbage classification a legal obligation that must be fulfilled.
Thanks to the implementation of garbage classification, each ton of waste incineration power generation increased from 330 to 380 kilowatt-hours, according to Xiao Anliang, head of an incineration power plant in Xiamen.