BEIJING, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- A report has shown that nearly 95 percent of people in 35 cities across China are willing to classify waste and calling for more efforts to transform that willingness into daily practice, according to Friday's China Daily.
The report was based on a survey of 3,508 people in 35 cities, including Beijing and Shanghai, by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's public opinion research center.
Regarding garbage sorting, 94.6 percent said they would like to classify waste. However, in terms of waste sorting realities in the cities where they live, 51.6 percent said "it was just OK," and around 39.1 percent pointed out that the results were "not satisfying."
The poll reveals a general picture of citizens' attitudes toward the initiative and their evaluation of the progress, director of the center Zhong Yang told the newspaper.
"The government should focus on how to guide and encourage more residents to participate in ecological conservation, and further improve the quality of the environment," Zhong said.