Waste Management, Chinese Style


Chinese visitors to a notorious village street in Hubei province were recently met with a shocking scene.

With no municipal waste disposal service whatsoever, and no initiative on the part of residents, the garbage is simply dumped on the side of the street, abutting a river (itself already polluted).

However, dense clouds of flies soon form, so someone sets fire to the refuse to drive them off.

This causes the rubbish to burn slowly for days, spreading a disgusting miasma of smoke from burning filth and plastic throughout the area, which happens to be used by children on their way to school and students on their way to university.

After the rubbish is burnt off, fresh rubbish is dumped on top and the cycle repeats.

This “waste management” approach has apparently been used for many years, with no end in sight.


Via Gigazine.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    03:48 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    well thats sad that they dont have any means to help themselves from this problem. -indian starts crying-

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    Comment by ichimokuren
    02:53 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh shit that's so awesome! LAWL!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:32 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I blame China for global warming.

    Comment by Anonymous

    i blame humans for global warming.. we should all die to save the earth

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:40 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You first.

    04:41 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Stop listening to nosey Klatoo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:28 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, what should we do with those mess ??? Burn em ??? Bury em ??? Throw em into the ocean ??? Put em on a rocket and send it to the sun ??? Or we just let em rot there ???
    Okay, let me tell you the best way to take care of trash,that is get rid off the main source: human.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:31 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    they didn't learn after the first time...?

    Comment by Shalala
    23:41 12/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm suprised that there is not a body laying around in all the grabage. It a great way to hide a dead body.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:24 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    22:57 27/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, indeed it is.

    22:15 12/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow, I got watery eyes by just watching the smoke from my monitor screen.

    Guy in pic4 is attempting to use his magic,lol.

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    Comment by tingle
    22:25 12/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i got to link to this site every time someone talks about China as a first world country and not developing world.

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    Comment by CrimsonTears
    22:39 12/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    China is neither.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:53 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i see worn panties in there...

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:32 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    God bless comunism

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:30 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    there are countries much worse than China
    Sankakucomplex just enjoyes dissing China, don't get the wrong idea [if you're not Chinese, just another ignorant westerner]
    However it is indeed true that Japan and South Korea are much better in economy and cleansiness than China

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:25 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And here I thought Africa and the Middle East ere the eternal assholes of the world. Looks like Asia reais proudly clinging to its roots as a third world nation overpopulated with dirt squatting savages, despite economic success. Fail! Not enough nukes in the world to flush this toilet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:25 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And here I thought Africa and the Middle East were the eternal assholes of the world. Looks like Asia reais proudly clinging to its roots as a third world nation overpopulated with dirt squatting savages, despite economic success. Fail! Not enough nukes in the world to flush this toilet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:42 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why are people so interested in China?

    You are all racists.

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    Comment by lovehate
    04:39 14/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dear lord what a travesty those poor-

    oh wait, they're just chinese...

    in THAT case:

    lol china

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:18 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xmr-fCCoIgw <--- Another example of china quality portraying their fur trade and how they skin animals alive... Be warned. It's pretty graphic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:27 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is why why humans need to migrate off of this disgusting planet to a new one. If only we had the technology to reach a planet 20 light years away. With our current speed 22,000 miles per hour. It would take us umm about 660,000 years to reach the nearest earth like planet. Earth is doomed. Hopefully there is a more intelligent humanoid race out there in the universe to superceed us after earth's humans go extinct.


    Comment by Anonymous
    16:04 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What? master race? For real?? BBBUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk !!!!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:23 16/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL @ first guy face expression

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:53 27/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They better wearing NBC mask

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:19 14/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    soo cool!!! I want to live in China

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:58 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Never fear, The Incinerator's here! Your odorless waste disposal superhiro! Da-laa da-laaa! Jan ja-jaaaaan!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:39 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lool tell me , how is replacing communism with a federal republic going to help this?
    i love how most of you guys always drag politics into this kind of shit.
    if you cared so much why dont you guys just join the government, ran for president, and invade china and change it yourselves?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:20 13/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Indeed. It's because of capitalism that these problems exist in the first place. In a purely socialist society, which is possible only in theory, this type of shit wouldn't happen. Believe it or not, the current Chinese government does fight political and corporate corruption through strict regulations and monitoring policies, but the sheer number of people in the country makes it highly difficult. If you swap the government for a more western-style democracy, issues like these would get worse before they improve.

    Even more idiotic are people talking about people "killing the government". And then what? Who's going to run things? What do you think would happen to the global economy? Rising up in anarchy has seldom led to positive improvements historically, and I don't see how it will work in a country like China. Of course, it's a better idea than the usual discriminatory remarks about "kill all Chinese" and "drop a nuke on China" comments here.

    And let's be honest, people take these isolated tidbits of news about China to represent the country and its people as a whole. Granted, there ARE other places in China that are probably just as bad or worse, but if you actually tried, you'd find the opposite as well. Those who judge everything by a few examples are no better than the douche bag censorship advocates that think Japan is inhabited by rabid rapists and child molesters.

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    Comment by GodOfSpeed
    16:05 15/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    China u did it again!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:03 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Blargh... the sight of it makes me want to throw my damn garbage there.

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    Comment by Y10NRDY
    13:12 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    this... is... abominable.

    where are the ecofaggots when you need them?!?!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:44 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ecofags are too busy with their heads up their arses trying to convince the world carbon dioxide is killing us. They're egotistical poseurs who think it's fashionable to pretend to care about the planet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:09 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    really? can they be anymore stupid?

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    Comment by Elle Lowel
    06:33 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is really shocking, this is really bad. It's like something out of an apocolyptic manga.. But this.. it's real. I just can't believe the chinese would allow themselves to fall this low. Where's their pride? And also thinking of apocolyptic manga.. Do you think Shirow was on the ball about the bacteria cloud in his original Dominion series? I mean from the looks of THIS.. I bet this is where it would originate...

    God I hope not.

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    Comment by Carrie
    05:10 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Miasma" is a good word. It should be used more often.

    Anyway, this is an awful situation. I feel bad for them. What makes me especially nervous is that some of the material you might find in the waste piles is not exactly the safest thing to be setting ablaze (like certain plastics, styrofoam, and such..) To have people be walking by that sort of thing every day...ahh.. Worrisome.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:53 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    In the province of Yunnan (where i come from) is a similar problem like this. The garbage arent recycled but only ditched on a hill far away from the City, which slides into the nearby, already very polluted sea.
    10 Years before Beijing gave the local government nearly 1.2 billion Yuan for the modernisation of the garbage system by ordering them to buy 100 modern, german build garbage-trucks.
    But the shit is, that, even with the trucks, the recycling factories didnt match the german trucks which renders the whole project useless.
    Also, out of 100, only 30 trucks where bought and sitting somewhere rusting away, while the rest of the money was spend for parties and send to oversea accounts by the corrupt local functionals.
    After some time the central government found out about this crime and persecuted these people, but some got awy and pledged for political asylum in the west, which was successful, becaue they where INDEED persecuted by dem evul commie government (and propably celebrated as anti-communist heroes by their western hosts).
    But those who were caught, got their deserved 7.62x39mm high-speed lead treatment directly in the back of their head.
    Now, with a more competent and less corrupted governour in charge, things are slowly sorting themselves out. Of course the pollution wont reduce untill 2018, but at least we're optimistic...


    China needs no Democracy or Freedom, these things bring nothing but only more chaos.

    China needs the fucking INQUISITION, killing all corruptors, fucking their children, torturing their families and impaling their burning corpes infront of the masses to show everyone how much corruption pays off.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:00 14/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    looks fairly right to me, i actually enjoyed china alot when i was there :)

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    Comment by mi
    06:28 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    plastic everywhere... why burn...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:44 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    For some reason I had this absurd notion in my mind that the denizens of Sankaku Complex would be more vicariously politically inclined.
    Despite objections, the province pictured is a representation of a very small city in China. No, it's clearly not a tiny rural farming village but when you consider the sheer size of other cities in China it's not hard to realise that euro-centric definitions of 'small' do not apply in China.
    Furthermore, this is no reason to attack the Chinese populous, nor express an un-empathic dissent towards the Chinese government on behalf of the Chinese people. The last decades have seen an amazing progression towards legitimate liberty in China, Private ownership is now permitted and - although conditional - the Chinese people all maintain basic human rights. Due to the amount of people in China it is hard to incite political action amongst the uneducated classes [the majority] in China, instead, it is the duty of the 'enlightened' or 'intellectual' Chinese to become advocates for the rural and less educated people. This works reasonably well and exemplifies altruistic values that one would never see in Western societies rooted in judeao-christian foundations.
    With no aid from the totalitarian singular political party, it's a shame that things like these trash pileups occur, but it is by no means an excuse to attack the Chinese people, especially given that most people here are sitting in on real furniture in front of pricey computers, living in countries that try to tell other countries like China and India they're not allowed to have adequate power sources because the rich white world is scared of carbon dioxide.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    12:06 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Burning trash is nothing new. They do this all over the world...except not so DIY style.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:33 12/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah gimmie moar news about BURMA or CAMBODIA

    but really, he takes this article from a japanese news site - what else can you expect? Bad blood will always exist
    heh but things will change

    Comment by izu taisa
    17:35 12/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    my country got many vietnamese working as builder.they r also dirty like this.they just dump the garbage at the back of the slump that they live in

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:40 12/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They should be like the more developed and civilized US where we dump all of our crap out at sea.


    Comment by Anonymous
    17:28 12/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    wow, and i thought some places in my country were the worst

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:16 12/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If people all over the world like this, soon alien will recognize this planet as planet 'garbage'...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:19 12/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    why this site seems to like discussing this kind of stuffs about china? don't you know they are capable of almost anything?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:23 12/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't be misunderstood my friend. This site like to discuss anything that 'awesome'...
    Remember that, 'AWESOME"!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:17 12/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yep... Capable of anything, hence the above report. Of course, there are people out there like me who pretty much have no interest in China, but I still acknowledge the fact that China has quite a number of accomplishments.

    But why is it that you pick any guy off the street and he can't give a recount of the wonders of China? Well, for one, China is a bloody selfish country. By keeping lots of things like technology to themselves, it's only natural that the west would reign over China.

    The west shows off (sometimes too much, but hey...) and China keeps everything secret. Obviously the world would recognise the west to be the creator of the many "anything" you claim that China is capable of, since they heard/saw the west did it first.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:02 13/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    in case you dont realize.. showing off is what caused the cold war

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