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Northeast Asian cities showcased local actions at Resilience Cities 2019

Coming along with the heat wave, more than 500 participants from all over the world arrived Bonn, Germany for the Resilient Cities 2019: 10th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation – Delivering Local Resilience during 26-28 June 2019.



Shanghai steps up its recycling game

Shanghai recently came under the spotlight as the city’s first domestic waste management regulation came into effect on July 1st 2019. The rules mandate a new garbage classification system, while failure to observe the proper separation could result in a fine that goes up to 200 yuan ($29) for individuals, and up to 50,000 yuan ($7,253) for businesses. Furthermore, trash operators are allowed to refuse the improperly sorted bins.



Yokohama’s Municipal Government says “Mottainai—What a waste!”

“In Japan, there is so much packaging. Everything is wrapped three, four, five times. . . . If you could stop all the packaging, there wouldn’t be so much garbage to sort” said a Yokohama resident to the Japan Times in 2005.










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