Plastic waste

Over 150 volunteers from the Hong Kong based NGO, Ecovision moved 217 full bags of plastic, plastic pellets and assorted marine trash off Big Wave Bay beach last year. Photo: EPA

Hong Kong's very real plastic problem

We consume plastic like it's an infinite resource but it's not. Our everyday lives are covered in plastic - our foods, drinks, medicine, cars, clothes, furniture; the list is long, and growing. We've lost respect for plastic, a human engineering marvel that has become a huge problem.