It’s been exactly one year since the garbage-sorting law came into effect in Shanghai. A full year of picking out chicken bones and unwrapping stuff
. Three hundred and sixty five days of double trash cans (or more) at home. In 2018, the city government announced a two-year plan
in which we would: sort more than 6,300 tons of wet trash per day, keep dry trash at 11,800 tons per day or less, and recycle more than 1,100 tons of garbage per day. For comparison’s sake, a Boeing 747 without passengers weighs about 378 tons. So, how did we do?