What is a “waste-free city”?

“Waste-free city” is guided by the new development concept of innovation, coordination, green, open and sharing. It is an advanced urban management concept that promotes the formation of green development mode and lifestyle, continuously promotes the source reduction and resource utilization of solid waste, minimizes landfill volume, and minimizes the environmental impact of solid waste.

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“Waste” in “waste free city” refers to solid waste, which refers to solid, semi-solid and gaseous articles and substances produced in production, living and other activities that have lost their original use value or have not lost their use value but have been abandoned or abandoned, as well as articles and substances included in solid waste management according to laws and administrative regulations. “Waste-free city” does not mean a city without waste, nor does it mean to completely eliminate the production of waste, but from the point of view of urban management, effective use of solid waste, reduce solid waste generation, solve the historical storage of solid waste, to ensure a virtuous cycle.


“Garbage is a mismatched resource.” “Waste-free city” aims to gradually reduce or even eliminate the waste generated in production and life by means of recycling. The concrete path to achieve the goal is to reduce the source of waste, make use of resources, and conduct harmless treatment in the whole process.


The main content of no waste city
No waste city is to adhere to the “four principles”, namely visible, can reduce, available, can eliminate.
“Visible” is the whole process of monitoring, putting all waste under supervision, completely eliminate waste unorganized discharge.
“Reducible” means reducing the amount at the source to relieve the pressure on the environment.
“Usable” means to recycle waste through various methods and turn waste into treasure.
“Expendable” means to minimize the environmental impact of end-of-waste disposal.


Why build a “waste free city”?
The amount of solid waste produced is huge, and the degree of resource utilization is low. The “contradiction” between the amount of solid waste produced and the capacity to treat it is huge. The problems of wasting land resources and damaging the ecological environment cannot be effectively solved. Therefore, promoting the construction of “waste free city” will guide the whole society to reduce the production of solid waste, improve the level of urban solid waste management, and speed up the solution of the lingering problem of solid waste pollution.

Post time: Feb-22-2023