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Hotels in Shanghai will no longer automatically provide disposable daily necessities such as toothbrush, comb and shaver f
rom July 1 as a regulation on household waste will come into effect in the city on the day, People’s Daily reported.
Around 4.8 billion guests booked into 440,000 hotels in China in 2017, as per data. More than 70 percent o
f soaps are thrown away after being used once, a survey shows. Calculated by weight, each hotel t
hrows away 2.5 kg disposable soaps every day and 440,000 hotels would throw away more than 400,000 tons
of soaps every year. If each ton of soaps costs 20,000 yuan, that would be 8 billion yuan worth of soap.
Apart from soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, shampoo and bath foam are often discarded
after one-time use. It’s not only a waste of money, but also a burden for environment as many articles are non-degradable.
On a warm spring afternoon, 28-year-old Ye Xiaoxian keeps her eyes glued to her comp
uter screen as she chats with female co-workers in an office in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.
Her concentration is only broken when a colleague offers a plate of snacks.
“I’ve already eaten a chicken drumstick, three pieces of turkey bacon, a handful of potato chips, half a bowl of white rice and som
e walnuts. My thighs will swell if I eat these snacks,” Ye said, reluctantly pushing the plate away.
Her colleague, pinching Ye lightly on the forearm, replied: “Come on, you are not fat at all. I am the elephant in the room.”
But Ye, popping a slice of pineapple into her mouth, responded, “No, I don’t e
ven feel like eating dinner tonight and I really should renew my gym membership.”
burst into flames on the ground.”According to The Associated Press, the plane reportedly did not jettison fuel before th
e landing, as is common procedure. It was not clear why the crew did not do that.
Aside from the dead, nine people were hospitalized, three of them seriously injured, authorities said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin offered his condolences to the victims’ loved ones a
nd said the investigation into the disaster “should be as thorough as possible”.
The jet took off from Sheremetyevo at 6:02 pm local time and the crew issued a distress signal shortly afterward, officials said.
The aircraft’s black boxes have been found and handed over to investigators, the Russian Investigative Committee said on Monday.
In a statement, the committee said it is trying to determine the cause of the deadly plane fire and will consider the quali
fications of the pilots, the dispatchers and technical inspectors, Xinhua News Agency reported.