Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department workers remove the last remaining rubbish bins from trails in Lion Rock Country Park, as part of a campaign to encourage hikers to take their garbage home, on December 7. Photo: Roy Issa

Why Hong Kong’s war on waste must go beyond ‘polluter pays’ to the art of persuasion

Madan Pillutla says while Hong Kong will start charging for waste next year, social nudges using behavioural sciences could prove more effective in inspiring good behaviour on rubbish

Topic |   Hong Kong environmental issues

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Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department workers remove the last remaining rubbish bins from trails in Lion Rock Country Park, as part of a campaign to encourage hikers to take their garbage home, on December 7. Photo: Roy Issa
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