Peter Kammerer
Peter Kammerer
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

Peter Kammerer

Hong Kong’s shameful recycling efforts: the numbers don’t lie

Peter Kammerer says a recycling rate of 35 per cent may seem decent, but in fact fully 98 per cent of the city’s recycled solid waste is exported to the mainland and elsewhere. With the mainland stopping imports of ‘foreign garbage’, Hong Kong must get to grips with its waste problem

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Peter Kammerer

Peter Kammerer

Australian-born Peter Kammerer has lived and worked in Hong Kong for more than 30 years, joining the Post in 1988. He is a long-time editorial writer and columnist, as well as a former foreign editor.