Beijing now incinerates the majority of its unsorted household rubbish to address its sprawling landfills and as a more environmental friendly way to treat waste, city authorities said.
At least 60% of the city’s household waste is now incinerated or is treated, compared with just 30% in 2013, said Sun Xinjun, director of Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Management.
By the end of next year, Beijing will have increased its rubbish treatment capacity to 24,000 tonnes a day, said Sun.
“By then, all the waste will be incinerated or biologically treated. No untreated garbage will be buried.”