Modu Magazine: A Tale of Urban China

Taiyuan’s underground trash bins receive public approval

“This looks like a missile silo,” was the reaction of some inhabitants of Taiyuan in Shanxi province, when they stopped in front of new public underground trash bins. They can contain 1.5 tons of waste, a capacity forty times larger than a normal trash bin, allowing more than 500 families to get rid of their household waste.

Receiving positive feedback from the local residents, particularly about the cleanliness of the system, the government plans to build underground trash bins in other Chinese cities. However, Chinese cities still lack incineration plants and recycling stations even though it is expected that China will produce three times more waste than the United States by 2030.

  • 2014/12/25

  • Taiyuan

  • Modu Team


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Taiyuan’s underground trash bins receive public approval 37.870590, 112.548879 TAIYUAN’S UNDERGROUND TRASH BINS RECEIVE PUBLIC APPROVAL Tags: Environment, Public Space