Government-paid street sweepers have been caught emptying recycling bins and dumping their contents with general waste destined for landfills.
Environmentalists are calling for a ban on the distribution of advertising leaflets after a study confirmed the practice is wasteful and inefficient.
I totally agree with Patsy Leung's letter about waste separation and recycling (South China Morning Post, July 10). The government should be doing a lot more to help with recycling.
I refer to the letter from John Neill headlined 'Different recycling bins confuse visitors' (Sunday Morning Post, June 16).
As a frequent visitor to Hong Kong I am delighted to note the increased emphasis being placed on recycling, even if it is rather belated.
There has been a large increase in the number of recycling bins in Hong Kong and adverts are screened on TV encouraging people to use them.
We are asked to separate paper, tin and...
Given that Hong Kong disposes of 19,000 tonnes of solid waste every day at landfills, it is foreseen that Hong Kong's three strategic landfills will be full by 2015, instead of lasting until 2020...