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Chinese Province Will Now Damage Credit Scores of People Who Don’t Sort Their Trash

A new regulation introduced last week in Eastern China’s Zhejiang Province could affect a resident’s credit ratings if they fail to properly sort their garbage when taking it out for disposal.

The regulation will cover all cities and towns, and organizations, enterprises and individuals all have responsibilities and obligations to sort out their garbage, according to Xinhua. Anyone caught violating this regulation will be subjected to punishment, with the infraction recorded into their credit histories.

Garbage Men Spend Hours Digging Through 13 Tons of Trash to Find Woman’s $16,000 Diamond Ring

After two hours of searching through several tons of trash, eight sanitary workers finally found the diamond ring that a woman accidentally threw away while cleaning in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, China on Monday.

According to Beijing Times, the woman, surnamed Xia, was cleaning her home on Dec. 18 when she accidentally threw her 110,000 yuan ($16,700) diamond ring in the trash, as translated by Shanghaiist via Medium. But it was already too late when she realized her ring was missing.