'A sort of eco-dictatorship': Shanghai grapples with strict new recycling laws

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Steep fines and social credit penalties face people violating complex waste sorting rules – but some say the answer is all about pigs

For the last two weeks, Shanghai residents have grappled with a singular question: “What kind of trash are you?”

The question is aimed at the city’s daily 22,000 tonnes of household waste that, according to new rules implemented on 1 July, must be sorted into one of four colour-coded bins: dry, wet, recyclable and hazardous.

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