Shanghai: China

In 2012 the city of Shanghai (population 23.5million) issued regulation Section 3.1.1, encouraging disposer installation. It decreed that newly-built homes in areas with well-established sewage pipelines should be equipped with FWDs and that they should be encouraged in other existing residential properties.

The regulation states: “Newly-built wholly-decorated dwelling houses in areas with the condition of well-established sewage pipelines shall be equipped with the kitchen waste (wet refuse) disposer; other dwelling houses shall be encouraged to install the kitchen waste (wet refuse) disposer if conditions allow.”

Also in Shanghai, the Tongji University, National Engineering Research Centre for Urban Pollution Control, conducted an “Assessment Report for the Environment, Economy, Profit and Loss of Applying Food Waste Disposers in Shanghai”.

(http://food-waste-disposer.org.uk/images/downloads/Shanghai-FWD-English.pdf)

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