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June , 2015
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City planning to recycle more green waste

Source: Shanghai Daily, Date: June , 2015

bid to become an environmentally friendly city includes plans to step up the processing and recycling of green waste like fallen leaves, mown grass and dead tree branches. Attaining recycling goals still faces some obstacles, like a shortage of available land for facilities, a lack of government tax incentives to encourage more companies to operate in the industry and insufficient subsidies to help loss-making recyclers. The city’s parks, greenbelts, roadside trees and residential complexes generate about 600,000 tons of organic waste a year. The city wants to compost and mulch the waste for recycled use in parklands and greenbelts, according to the Shanghai Greenery Management Station, an arm of the Greenery and Public Sanitation Bureau. Some of the waste can be turned into biofuel.

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