Park in Ningbo to promote garbage classification
A seesaw made of recycled pipes is located in the Jiangshan Town Garbage Classification Theme Park in Yinzhou district, Ningbo. [Photo/Ningbo Daily]
A park with objects made from recyclables recently opened in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province, as part of efforts to promote awareness of garbage classification among residents.
The park, entitled "Jiangshan Town Garbage Classification Theme Park", was built on an unused 14,000-square-meter plot of land in Jiangshan town, Yinzhou district.
Revolving around the idea that garbage can be transformed into art, most of the facilities in the park, such as benches, seesaws and clocks, are made of recycled garbage such as bottle caps, wheels and pipes.
Many parents have visited the park with their children, educating them about garbage classification in the process.
The concept of "sponge city" was also integrated into the design of the park to help solve flooding problems in the area. A garden was built in the park using permeable materials and plants adapted to wet habitats that can absorb and channel water underground easily.
A resident surnamed Chen said, "Because it's a low-lying area, water used to collect here. But now the problem is solved due to the park."
Jiangshan town has been working to promote awareness of garbage classification among residents through various means, such as establishing garbage classification volunteer teams. More of these types of activities will be held in the park in the future.