The West New Territories landfill in Nim Wan, Tuen Mun. Plastic waste import restrictions in mainland China have left Hong Kong facing a serious waste crisis, with its landfills likely to reach capacity within the term of the current administration. Photo: Edward Wong

How China’s stricter waste import rules may well sink Hong Kong’s plastic recycling sector

Edwin Lau calls on the Hong Kong government to negotiate a compromise, as mainland curbs on waste imports have already reduced demand for plastic among local recyclers, leaving the city facing a serious waste crisis

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The West New Territories landfill in Nim Wan, Tuen Mun. Plastic waste import restrictions in mainland China have left Hong Kong facing a serious waste crisis, with its landfills likely to reach capacity within the term of the current administration. Photo: Edward Wong
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