CHINA'S MEGA-DUMP FULL 25 YEARS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

CHINA COLLECTS HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF TONNES OF WASTE A YEAR

THE JIANGCUNGOU LANDFILL IN SHAANXI PROVINCE, WHICH IS THE SIZE OF AROUND 100 FOOTBALL FIELDS, WAS DESIGNED TO TAKE 2,500 TONNES OF RUBBISH PER DAY.

It is not clear what China's recycling rate is, as no figures have been released.
This July, sorting and recycling rubbish was made mandatory in Shanghai - leading to "a sense of panic" among some residents.
China's largest dump is already full - 25 years ahead of schedule.

China's largest dump is already full - 25 years ahead of schedule. The Jiangcungou landfill in Shaanxi Province, which is the size of around 100 football fields, was designed to take 2,500 tonnes of rubbish per day. But...

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