New Disney star just loves 'eating' garbage

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A girl enteract with robot Xiao Tui. (Photo/Xinhua)

A walking talking robot has become a new star at the Shanghai Disney Resort.

Xiao Tui, a smart recycling bin, will travel the pathways of Shanghai Disneyland for a month "eating up" garbage and thanking visitors for "feeding" it.

It can talk to visitors and react like a cute boy after it is fed with plastic bottles, waste paper and other rubbish. 

"It's yummy, and it tastes like chocolate," Xiao Tui said after "eating" a piece of paper.

Waste-sorting and recycling is a growing trend, and the city's first law on waste sorting takes effect in July. 

Xiao Tui will help promote the benefits of recycling and sorting, encouraging everyone to take action by emphasizing how small changes can have a positive effect on the environment.

The launch of Xiao Tui is part of this year's Disney Earth Month that falls in April to coincide with the celebration of Earth Day on April 22. A variety of activities will be held this month to inspire visitors to think and live green.

"Environmental care and protection has been a key part of Shanghai Disney Resort since day one, and throughout April we are excited to be able to share our commitment and daily environmental practices with our guests," said Joe Schott, its president and general manager. 

"With a wide range of fun and engaging initiatives being held across the resort, we hope to continue to protect the planet together and instill in everyone a true appreciation for the beauty of nature."

A wildlife photo exhibition will open free of charge to visitors from April 9 to 30. Held in partnership with WildAid, the US-based environmental organization, the photographs were taken by Chinese actress and WildAid ambassador Jiang Yiyan. The aim is to raise people's awareness of wildlife protection.

Throughout the Earth Month, visitors will also be able to enjoy an adventure in nature with a trip to Shanghai Disneyland's Gardens of Imagination. Full of colorful seasonal blossom, the Gardens of Imagination are the perfect place to appreciate the beauty of nature during a day out at the park. A Nature Exploration Guide full of fun facts and information is available.

Between April 12 and 22, people can learn about plants from horticultural experts, take a closer look at the wild world of insects and embark on a fun adventure featuring a variety of birds at Wishing Star Park.

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