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The Guardian reports that “high-pressure fragrance sprays will be installed at Asuwei dump, one of several hundred overflowing landfill sites that are the focus of growing public concern[.]”

See the Guardian’s article, “Beijing to sweeten stench of rubbish crisis with giant deodorant guns

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March 25, 2010
Source: East Asian Economic News (东亚经贸新闻)

Yesterday in Changchun, the capital city of Jilin Province, residents complained about huge piles of snow and garbage mixed together along various roads in some neighborhoods near Yatai Street.  The garbage-snow mix was so bad that traveling on the road became a problem.

The 3-meter long garbage-snow piles, along with the recent melting of snow, made the roads muddy.  One resident said, “The garbage dump has been like this for a long time with nobody recently coming to take care of it.”  Normally, sanitation crews are responsible for cleaning up garbage in this area, but no crews have come to clean it in a while.  Residents see garbage trucks pass by occasionally, but they haven’t recently stopped to pick up the garbage.

See the original (Chinese) story here.

March 25, 2010
Source: Hangzhou Daily (杭州日报)

This afternoon, the city of Hangzhou, in Zhejiang Province, will officially launch a garbage separation system.

In the new separation system, the garbage bins will have two colors: yellow and green. Yellow represents normal garbage, while the green represents kitchen garbage (厨房垃圾).

See the original (Chinese) article here.