Beijing is enforcing waste sorting measures on nearly 300 organizations, including 134 central government organizations, 27 military groups, 123 municipal authorities, three universities, three state-owned enterprises, and three hospitals. These organizations are mandated to practice garbage sorting by the end of the year, and the city aims to fully implement these mandates in Dongcheng District and Xicheng District by 2019.
Beijing has assigned various waste management tasks to a total of 161 government organizations and military groups, including conducting training to these organizations in September. The 123 municipal authorities will conduct relevant training as well.
The city has installed demo areas for garbage sorting since March, covering its 16 districts. Government organizations, public institutions, restaurants, shopping malls, supermarkets, property management companies and so on in the demo area are all required to practice garbage sorting, and their performances will be assessed for later improvement. Those refusing to follow the mandate will be exposed by the media and receive fines and other punishment according to regulations.
The authorities are working on the assessment criteria to promote garbage sorting and enforce daily monitoring. The coverage rate of demo areas in the city will reach 30 percent in 2018, 60 percent in 2019, and 90 percent in 2020.
In addition, each district will organize a group of green trucks specially for the collection of kitchen scraps. The timely collection of kitchen garbage and food scraps would contribute to more effective waste sorting.