Latest News:  


City seeks to recycle waste from tossed festival plants

By Zheng Caixiong in Guangzhou  (China Daily)

10:13, February 26, 2013

Chen Xiuzheng spent 15 yuan ($2.40) to have her two pots of nianju (New Year's potted oranges) and a big peach blossom branch carried out of her home on Wednesday morning.

"I buy the flowers before Spring Festival every year and have them dumped after the festival," said the 55-year-old housewife, who lives in a fifth-floor apartment in a housing estate in Guangzhou's Haizhu district.

"They are too heavy for me to carry from my home to the estate's waste collection center when my children have left home for work," she added.

Chen is just one of thousands of residents in the Guangdong provincial capital who are throwing out flowers that have faded after the beginning of Spring Festival on Feb 10.

According to an environmental sanitation employee in the city's Nonglinxia Road, workers have had to rack up overtime in recent days to handle the growing number of festive flowers that are being tossed by local government agencies, companies and residents after the Lunar New Year.

"Usually, the dumping of flowers and potted plants will not come to an end before the Lantern Festival, which is the 15th day of the first month of lunar Chinese calendar," the environmental sanitation worker said.

The city's Lunar New Year celebrations usually come to an end after the Lantern Festival, which fell on Sunday, he said.

"The several weeks after the festival are always the busiest period for environmental sanitation workers in this southern metropolis," he added.

【1】 【2】

We recommend:

Keeping the brand full of beans

Companies struggle to find, keep workers

Shares crumble as result of housing curbs

Liquor makers fined 449m yuan for price monopoly

Tougher fuel standards take form

Movie-themed fortunes 'never guaranteed'

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:MaXi、Liang Jun)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Seaplanes of North Sea Fleet in training

  2. Highlights of 'Xuzhou' guided missile frigate

  3. Heavy snowfall shrouds beautiful Lake Bled

  4. Chilly run gets blood pumping

  5. China's weekly story (2013.2.16-2.22)

  6. 'Chinese style' during Spring Festival

  7. Buddhist monks dance at Labrang Monastery

  8. Her mighty needle sets her apart, with style

  9. IKEA stops selling meatballs for horsemeat

  10. Output growth hits 4-month low, says HSBC

Most Popular


  1. China 'firmly supports' BRICS
  2. Water quality a concern
  3. Kerry aims high in maiden foreign trip
  4. Open communication for Peninsula peace
  5. Spring Festival offers window into China
  6. Fatter red envelopes miss point of tradition
  7. Opportunities amid challenges
  8. Children deaths lead to calls for better guardianship
  9. New CPC leadership's first 100 ruling days inspiring
  10. Keeping the brand full of beans

What’s happening in China

Have you been absent during your children's childhood?

  1. Top 10 worst airports in China 2012
  2. Minibus blast kills one, injures two in SW China
  3. Environment may be issue at two sessions
  4. Unsung Hero: Love for mother
  5. China to expand organ donor system nationwide