Promotional leaflets from the 2007 Legco by-election and district council election. Even though the Environment Bureau campaigns for waste reduction at source, the message was largely ignored by the government bodies running the 2016 Legco election. Photo: Ricky Chung

What a waste: Legco election a missed opportunity for Hong Kong to cut back on paper use

Edwin Lau decries the mountains of pamphlets and mail involved, and the government’s reluctance to use electronic means for candidates to get their message across

Topic |   Legislative Council elections 2016

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Promotional leaflets from the 2007 Legco by-election and district council election. Even though the Environment Bureau campaigns for waste reduction at source, the message was largely ignored by the government bodies running the 2016 Legco election. Photo: Ricky Chung
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