Garbage sorting is generating high-paying jobs in China, according to an agency.
According to Chinese online recruitment agency Liepin.com, many jobs related to garbage sorting is much higher than society's average income, and more new jobs will be generated in the area.
In Beijing, for example, the average monthly salary per capita in cities and townships was about 7,855 yuan (1,142 U.S. dollars) in 2018, while on Liepin.com, average monthly income of jobs related to garbage sorting in places like Beijing, Shanghai and Zhejiang was 16,000 yuan per capita in the first half of 2019.
Across the country, jobs related to garbage sorting have average annual incomes between 70,000 yuan to 200,000 yuan, and they are in dire need of talents, according to Ba Ran, with Liepin.com.
China's State Council in 2017 set a goal that the country should realize a utilization rate of 35 percent in household garbage recycling by 2020, and 46 Chinese cities should take the lead in implementing mandatory classification of residential waste.