A model poses on the banks of the Qiantang River, in Xiaoshan district, Hangzhou, in the heart of China’s textile industry as part of a photo shoot to highlight how global demand for fast fashion is contributing to toxic water pollution. Photo: Lance Lee for Greenpeace
Alice Wu
Opinion

Opinion

Alice Wu

Shopaholic Hong Kong: stop buying so many clothes if you really want to save the planet – ditching that plastic straw isn’t enough

  • With a recent study finding that fibres found in deep-sea creatures came from textiles, it’s time for everyone in this city to realise that our obsession with fast fashion is killing the Earth

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A model poses on the banks of the Qiantang River, in Xiaoshan district, Hangzhou, in the heart of China’s textile industry as part of a photo shoot to highlight how global demand for fast fashion is contributing to toxic water pollution. Photo: Lance Lee for Greenpeace
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Plastic bottles pile up at a collection facility in Tokyo. Photo: Kyodo

Can Japan end its love affair with single-use plastic?

  • It generates more plastic packaging waste per capita than any other country except the United States, according to the UN
Topic |   Japan

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Plastic bottles pile up at a collection facility in Tokyo. Photo: Kyodo
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