Shanghai’s environment watchdog has started an online survey
asking the public for its opinion on how to categorize waste in
order to improve recycling in the city.
The survey, launched by the Shanghai Administration on City
Appearance and Environmental Sanitation, will last till June
Two hundred respondents will be selected at random from among
all the participants in the survel and awarded souvenirs, Youth
Daily reported today.
Anyone interested can log onto www.sh1111.gov.cn and
www.online.sh.cn to join in the survey. People can also download
the questionnaire from the above Websites and mail the completed
printed version to Room 706, No. 356, Beijing Road E., 200001 or
fax to 6329-8951. No English version is available for the online
version and questionnaire.
The survey consists of 12 multiple-choice questions focusing on
the categorization and collection of waste.
The city currently categorizes solid wastes as glass, harmful
garbage and burnable trash, based on the requirements of the
garbage burning plants.
The survey offers more choices such as dividing them into
kitchen waste, recyclable waste and composting waste. People can
also choose the options like dry and wet waste or organic and
Shanghai has tested the categorization of solid wastes since
1995 in some residential areas and promoted the special collecting
of waste batteries and waste glass.
The Ministry of Construction in 2000 announced that Shanghai was
one of eight cities selected for a pilot project on recycling.
(Shanghai Daily May 31, 2007)