Shanghai’s domestic waste management law (DWML) will take effect on July 1. But what does this mean? What is expected from companies and households in order to be in line with this new regulation? It’s not the first time that China (or Shanghai in particular) have implemented regulations around waste management, but this one is impacting everyone. Word is spreading around the city (and abroad) about this new regulation that is changing the waste management scene. At Zer’0Wast
Let’s consume less plastic and help our rivers to become healthier. Rivers deposit 2.75 million metric tonnes of plastic into the seas each year, with just ten rivers contributing up to 95% of the world’s total waste. Of the 2.75 million metric tonnes of plastic waste deposited into the ocean by rivers each year, 1.5 million, or 55%, flows out of the Yangtze (*) The longest river in Asia has become one of the world's most polluted, with tonnes of plastic waste threatening mar
It’s true that going Zero Waste means to make some initial “investments” (produce bags, maybe a good food processor, a compost bin, …). But what we don’t often talk about is what we don’t buy anymore … Here’s my list of the 20 things I don’t buy anymore since going Zero Waste: Toothpaste: That’s right, I do buy the ingredients to make my tooth powder, but to be fair, it’s most likely 30 yuan for toothpaste for 2 years.. And, … no plastic waste Conditioner: I have found the ri
Saturday afternoon, window shopping. Store after store, collection by collection, hundreds of thousands of garments are displayed in attractive windows, setting trends and seeding the desire of going inside to buy the ultimate must-have of the season. Colors, textures, patterns, fast fashion spoiled us renewing our wardrobe at least twice a year, always having something new to wear and ending up having nothing to wear. source: Pinterest Notwithstanding, what we see inside the
Chinese New Year's holidays are approaching, and we are all excited to reach some tropical destination for some well-deserved rest. In 2019, traveling is no longer something that we really have to worry about: the market provides us with more gadgets and solutions than what we can even desire, making our trips more comfortable, easier and lighter. There is nothing we wouldn't do to make more room in our cabin baggage. But also our leisure comes to a cost for the environment.
Aihuishou (爱回收) is the largest electronics recycling company in China. Since its founding in 2011, it has grown to recycle 10 million second hand electronic devices in 2018. Today we are going to show you what they are all about and how to use their services. Aihuishou was born in a wave of recycling start-ups in 2011. At first, it had trouble gaining traction because people were not used to selling their used devices to a recycler. It then started building brick-and-mortar s