China has published an ambitious "no-waste city" pilot plan that aims to minimize solid waste generation and maximize recycling in urban areas.
Baotou is the only pilot city among the 12 cities of the region.
After the 10-city pilot program ends in 2021, its results will be used to guide expansion of the initiative.
Experts welcomed the initiative, saying it will improve the urban living environment and encourage sustainable development. But they also urged the government to attach more importance to pollution control in waste utilization and the reduction of health risks. Baotou Evening News reports on May 7.