China to re-use 60% of its trash by 2025

China hopes to re-use 60% of its trash by 2025

after failing to meet targets, its top commission says

Regulators are struggling to deal with growing volumes of waste

as rising urban populations consume more

and leave most major cities surrounded by rings of landfill

But China is now rolling out regulations making people sort their trash

Single-use plastics and non-recyclable packaging waste are being restricted too

China also banned imports of foreign waste in 2018

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