By the end of 2017, garbage sorting will be available in 99 communities near Xinjiekou, Xicheng district. According to Beijing Youth Daily, all the communities are assigned with garbage sorters who not only promote garbage sorting, but also instruct people to sort out the recyclable from other wastes. By the end of 2018, over 457 communities in Xicheng will be deployed with garbage sorters.
Dachengxiang teachers’ community at Xinjiekou is one of the communities that first employed garbage sorters. Reporters found that between 7 and 9 o’clock every morning, five garbage sorters will separately walked around 15 units of garbage distributed in the community. The sorters instruct residents to put each kind of garbage into the right bins. Later they will wear sanitary gloves to pick up kitchen waste, recyclable wastes such as bottles and napkins and put them into the right place. The purpose to sort out garbage is to remove recyclable garbages from other waste so that they can be easier to biodegrade.
Government’s statistics show that each person produces about 1 kilogram waste every day. A family of three people produces approximately 1 ton of garbage. There are three steps for garbage sorting, source separation, accurate delivery and sorting while being transferred.
Insiders analyze that garbage sorters make up for the first two steps that needed to be improved. Although there are no regulation on garbage sorting, schools, communities and the societies should advocate the garbage sorting system.