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On July 1st, new regulations come into effect which require that households sort their trash into four distinct categories: residual garbage, household garbage (food waste), recyclables, and hazardous waste.
Those who fail to properly sort their rubbish will face fines of between 50 to 200 yuan ($7 to $30). Meanwhile, businesses can be fined up to 50,000 yuan ($7,000).
In case you have any confusion about what goes where, here’s a handy guideline graphic published by the Shanghai Daily:
It’s not clear how exactly authorities will monitor this new regulation, though Shine.cn mentions that face recognition may end up playing a part in “detecting those who violate sorting regulations and helping to instill good habits among residents.”