Recycling and China Essay

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Recycling in China and Australia At the dawn of 21st century ,resources shortage is becoming more and more serious.Recycling is an effective way to help human lesson this pressure.As we all know 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and 2008 Beijing Olympic Games were both green Olympic and did well in recycling.Though there are some differences between China and Australia such as how to collect recyclable materials,education related to recycling,recyclable resources,and recycling strategies,they have a common opinion in developing recycling farming. China and Australia collect recyclable materials in quite different way. In China ,there are recyclable and non-recyclable bins for people to classify rubbish.Many Chinese
,however,will sell used paper ,magazines,old furniture,and glass bottle to collectors who are usually riding a tricycle with a sign around the neighbourhood.In contrast, before garbage truck pick up rubbish family in
Australia will classify it into three different bins which for paper
,glasses and other rubbish respectively .Every 2 or 3 months, council will deliver booklet in the Australia household's letter box, collecting staff like garden rubbish, and old furniture etc. Chinese people always sell the part of the rubbish which they think is valuable and discard the rest while
Australian will classify all the waste they produce responsibly. Australia and China also show the differences in recycling education.Australian students get the knowledge of recycling through the way such as designing a recycling house,doing a research instead of rote memory.In China knowledge associated with recycling can be found in Chemistry,Biology,and Geography text books,but it is not practical enough.For instance,Chinese students may know what chemical should be added through the water purifying process, how to react ,what substance will form ,even can immediately write down accurate balanced chemical equation, but they do not exactly know whether plastic package belong to recycled or non-recycled, which may not be a tough question for Australian students.Compared with Australia ,China’s education seems to more stress on recycling theory instead of actions.

There are also difference which exists in the recycling resources.Almost all the Australian family recycled waste.The recycling rates of items like plastic bags,waste paper,plastic paper are 93% on average. Under this sufficient recycling sources,Australia mainly recycle its own waste
(Australian Bureau Of Statistics,2010.In stark contrast,less than 15% of total rubbish was recycled in China(As Economy Grows,So Do China's Garbage
Woes,2009).In order to cater the increasing domestic needs China have to import the recyclable paper from Europe and America.In 2006 the amount of waste paper China imported increased 16.5 million tons,which is five times more than the figure in 1996.(Hays 2011).In the light of different degree of recycled rates Australia waste paper resources