Garbage Exchange for "Ecological Beauty"-- the New trend of Environmental Protection in Anhui villages
Xinhua News Agency, Hefei, November 14th, by title: garbage converted into "Ecological Beauty"-- the New trend of Environmental Protection in Anhui villages
Xinhua News Agency reporters Zhu Qing and Wang Haiyue
At 5: 00 in the morning, Qiankou Village in Qiankou Town at the foot of Huangshan was still in the night. Yao Dongmei, 83, had got up, picked up a few packed garbage bags and went to the "Ecological Beauty supermarket" in the village.
This is the village's weekly garbage exchange day, the sky is dim, "Ecological Beauty supermarket" in front of the villagers have begun to line up, they laugh, look at each other for a week to collect garbage "results." In a moment, the rubbish will be converted into soy sauce, salt, noodles, soap and other daily necessities back into their hands.
In September 2018, Qiankou Town, Huangshan City, Anhui Province, built an "Ecological Beauty supermarket" in six administrative villages throughout the town and operated it to the outside world. In the small room of the village, a row of simple shelves are neatly placed with common necessities such as soy sauce, vinegar, salt, soap, washing powder, etc., and a desk is used to receive villagers who come to exchange garbage for points. They can exchange points for what they need in the supermarket.
On the walls of each "Ecological Beauty supermarket", there are clear garbage classification standards and exchange recycling points rules. "50 disposable plastic bags, 35 beverage bottles or cans, and a cigarette butt in a paper cup can be exchanged for one point." Yao Dongmei took out her small points manual and said seriously, "2 points can be exchanged for a bag of salt, and 7 points can be exchanged for a bottle of soy sauce."
According to Yin Tongsheng, a staff member of Qiankou Town, since the opening of the "Ecological Beauty supermarket" more than a year ago, nearly 1700 villagers in the town have opened accounts in the supermarket, accounting for almost half of the total, and have exchanged nearly 20000 person-times and more than 20 tons of garbage. Pesticide waste packaging more than 50, 000 pieces, the exchange of daily necessities amount to more than 100000 yuan.
This kind of fresh benefit makes the villagers more and more enthusiastic about environmental protection. Today, villagers not only stop littering their homes, but also carefully sort and collect, at the same time in the daily walk and fitness, will also deliberately pick up rubbish, the village has become more neat and clean.
In order to facilitate the villagers living far away from the village to exchange points, the town also sent a special person to do the "mobile exchange point", door-to-door collection of garbage. At the same time, in order to encourage villagers, they have also set up awards such as "Ecological Beauty Star" to further stimulate the enthusiasm of villagers to participate in environmental protection.
The opening of "Ecological Beauty supermarket" has solved the problem of "last kilometer" of garbage treatment. However, Yin Tongsheng also said that there are still many problems that need to be improved and solved: "for example, how to stabilize the source of funds for the purchase of goods, how can this way be extended to more administrative villages with a smaller number of people, and so on?" Need to continue to explore. "