Volunteers collect pellets that were gathered from Silver Mine Bay Beach on Lantau. About 300 volunteers joined the clean-up yesterday.Photo: K.Y.Cheng

Typhoon Kai-Tak helps clean up plastic pellets dumped by Vicente

One brought havoc, the other was a godsend.

In an unusual twist, Typhoon Kai-Tak dumped a second wave of plastic pellets onto Hong Kong beaches, giving the army of volunteers who have toiled for weeks another opportunity to keep them from entering the food chain.