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.