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Changsha county's intelligent MSW sorting

(chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2018-05-14

Changsha county's intelligent MSW sorting

The trash lid opens automatically by scanning the QR code and the system weighs the waste automatically as well. [Photo/csxnews.com]

The urban management bureau of Changsha country launched a pilot project on MSW (municipal solid waste) sorting and recycling on May 8 that uses QR codes on mobile phones to collect garbage easily and efficiently.

The intelligent recycling classification station on site has four categories of plastic, paper, metal and glass, as well as a hazardous waste collection tank. People can use their mobile phones to get points by classifying waste and then exchanging it for commodities.

Changsha county's intelligent MSW sorting

Clean and tidy village appearance of Changsha county [Photo/news.gmw.cn]

Changsha county has taken many actions on environmental protection in recent years and received several honors like "National Health County", "National Ecological County" and "China Human Settlement Environment Model Award".

Garbage sorting is an important measure for Changsha county in becoming environmentally-friendly and healthy. One hundred and fifteen villages in Changsha county have established garbage sorting and recycling sites, and 202 towns now have recycling sites.

The new intelligent way of waste sorting and recycling can further improve the county's waste disposal capacity. Changsha county will implement 12 pilot projects of waste sorting in the next two months for decoration waste, bulky waste, and waste in other categories.

Changsha county's intelligent MSW sorting

Workers in a recycling site in Changsha county are busy classifying waste. [Photo/news.gmw.cn]

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