Hong Kong Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing briefs the media on the proposal for a waste charging scheme in the city. Our neighbouring cities such as Taipei and Seoul are already ahead of us, having reduced their waste disposal by over 30 per cent with similar legislation. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong’s waste charge will reduce our rubbish levels, never mind the naysayers

Edwin Lau believes the incoming waste charge will encourage residents and businesses to find ways to recycle and reuse – and offers some practical tips on how to do it

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Hong Kong Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing briefs the media on the proposal for a waste charging scheme in the city. Our neighbouring cities such as Taipei and Seoul are already ahead of us, having reduced their waste disposal by over 30 per cent with similar legislation. Photo: Nora Tam
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