SHANGHAI, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai will enact a set of regulations on household garbage sorting and recycling from July. 1, according to the city's People's Congress Thursday.
Individuals and units shall shoulder responsibilities to classify garbage according to the waste categories of recyclable, hazardous, wet, and dry.
The city will introduce more environmentally-friendly packing materials and promote economical packaging standards against over-packaging.
The regulations also encourage the idea of going paperless at work especially in Party and government offices, as well as public institutions.
The city will also carry out stronger supervision and punishment of illegal activities.