Waste-Free Program Piloted in 16 Areas of China

A total of 11 cities and five regions in China are aiming to be “waste-free” after piloting a two-year national garbage disposal plan.

The State Council published a guideline in December which listed 11 cities including Shenzhen in Guangdong, Baotou in Inner Mongolia, and Tongling in Anhui, as well as five other regions as “waste-free” cities, with the goal of largely reducing waste.

The country officially launched the pilot program on Monday to step up more efforts on waste disposal. The waste reduction and resource utilization better reflected green development and the circular economy by preventing secondary pollution and minimizing waste to reduce landfills.