Chinese political advisors met on May 11 to discuss on how to better manage the country's waste during a biweekly consultation meeting.
While acknowledging progress in waste disposal, members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee agreed that the current situation needs improvement.
Some members suggested that the government should be more firm on waste sorting by the public, through both regulation and education.
Some political advisors urged the government to incinerate waste with strict controls, saying that the current percentage of incineration is too low.
To make sure hazardous waste is managed safely, a collection and disposal system is necessary, added some members.
Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, presided over the session.
(Xinhua News Agency May 11, 2017)