As of 2016, the West New Territories Landfill in Nim Wan, Tuen Mun, took in 8,800 tonnes of trash per day. Hongkongers produce considerably more waste daily on a per capita basis than their counterparts in Seoul, Taipei or Tokyo. Photo: Edward Wong
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

The US, Japan, Europe and Hong Kong have yet to wake up to China’s trash import ban

  • David Dodwell says China could not be expected to accept a huge share of global trash exports forever, and the world’s failure to adapt to its ban should worry us

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As of 2016, the West New Territories Landfill in Nim Wan, Tuen Mun, took in 8,800 tonnes of trash per day. Hongkongers produce considerably more waste daily on a per capita basis than their counterparts in Seoul, Taipei or Tokyo. Photo: Edward Wong
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