Sino-German Cooperation
on Biodiversity, Climate and Environment
On behalf of International Climate Initiative (IKI)

Beijing’s turn to introduce mandatory waste segregation

China’s capital follows the suit of another Chinese mega-city, Shanghai, and plans to unfold a full-scale mandatory municipal solid waste (MSW) segregation plan in May 2020. As expected, the measure will include fines of up to RMB 200 (approx. EUR 27) for individuals failing to distinguish between recyclable, organic, hazardous and other waste. In addition, a ‘bring-point system’ is expected to be introduced for household appliances and home furniture. Disposable plastic boxes and bags are also under scrutiny, as delivery companies, hotels and restaurants will not be allowed to use them anymore.

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