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Qingshan district goes for zero waste

Updated: 2020-06-18


Residents of Yangguan Yaju comminuty learn about garbage sorting in Qingshan district in Baotou. [Photo/Baotou Evening News]

Qingshan district in Baotou city, in North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, has been making big efforts to achieve zero waste, according to a June 16 report in the Baotou Evening News.

To achieve its goals of reduction, recycling and the harmless treatment of industrial solid waste -- and to improve and enhance the capacity and levels of comprehensive utilization and pollution prevention -- the district took effective measures to carry out special remedial work according to 15 indicators.

Officials said Qingshan district actively and effectively rectified the dust pollution problem from solid waste storage yards and got Inner Mongolia First Machinery and North Heavy Industries to take full measures to completely remove the dust pollution from the original solid waste storage yards.

At present, a treatment plan for the storage and construction of new yards is being evaluated.

After the treatment plan is approved, the yard improvements will be rolled out immediately. It is expected that they will be completed by the end of July, which will put a stop to future dust pollution and further improve the surrounding environment.

In addition, Qingshan district has standardized the management of medical waste generated by 21 medical institutions. It has realized the management of the five key links of waste generation, collection, storage, transportation and disposal -- to ensure uniform disposal of medical waste.

Officials said Qingshan district has so far selected two garbage sorting pilot communities, which are Jiankang Xincheng and Yangguang Yaju. In addition, 76 waste sorting and recycling station locations have been selected in various streets and towns.

They added that a document, called The Feasibility Plan for Waste Recycling and Disposal Project in Qingshan District, has been compiled and is being studied.