Volunteers take part in a beach clean-up on Hong Kong’s Lamma Island earlier this year. Irresponsible use and disposal of plastic materials is damaging environments around the world. Photo: AFP Volunteers take part in a beach clean-up on Hong Kong’s Lamma Island earlier this year. Irresponsible use and disposal of plastic materials is damaging environments around the world. Photo: AFP
Volunteers take part in a beach clean-up on Hong Kong’s Lamma Island earlier this year. Irresponsible use and disposal of plastic materials is damaging environments around the world. Photo: AFP
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Cut down on plastic use, not just for the sake of animals

  • Plastic accounts for one fifth of Hong Kong’s municipal waste. At risk are not just animals and nature, but an increased contamination of the food chain for humans

Volunteers take part in a beach clean-up on Hong Kong’s Lamma Island earlier this year. Irresponsible use and disposal of plastic materials is damaging environments around the world. Photo: AFP Volunteers take part in a beach clean-up on Hong Kong’s Lamma Island earlier this year. Irresponsible use and disposal of plastic materials is damaging environments around the world. Photo: AFP
Volunteers take part in a beach clean-up on Hong Kong’s Lamma Island earlier this year. Irresponsible use and disposal of plastic materials is damaging environments around the world. Photo: AFP
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