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  • A mother teaches her child how to sort garbage in Shanghai on Sunday. Photo: IC_Gallery: Shanghai Launches Household Trash Regulation Backed by Fines
     
     
    A mother teaches her child how to sort garbage in Shanghai on Sunday. Photo: IC
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Gallery: Shanghai Launches Household Trash Regulation Backed by Fines

In Shanghai, a new regulation which came into effect Monday makes sorting household garbage compulsory. The city requires households to sort their waste into four different categories — recyclable materials, hazardous waste, ‘wet’ or organic waste, and ‘dry’ waste — with punitive fines for noncompliance. But it’s left some residents complaining and others scratching their heads.

07.02.2019
A mother teaches her child how to sort garbage in Shanghai on Sunday. Photo: IC
A Shanghai local reads garbage sorting rules. Photo: VCG
Visitors sort garbage on the street in Shanghai on Monday. Photo: VCG
An IKEA store in Shanghai promotes labeled trash bins on Saturday just before the regulation took effect. Photo: VCG
A banner hangs over a garbage collection site in Shanghai, reading: “Sorting garbage is the latest fashion.” Photo: VCG

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Gallery: Shanghai Launches Household Trash Regulation Backed by Fines