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Hong Kong’s hiking trails under threat from country park litterbugs 

PUBLISHED : Monday, 21 May, 2018, 4:44pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 03 July, 2018, 5:31pm

Our beautiful parks and hiking trails are one of Hong Kong’s greatest treasures. So I was shocked and angry on Sunday, when hiking on stage two of the Maclehose trail, at the large amounts of litter along the route. 

The best of the MacLehose Trail, East Asia’s only National Geographic Dream Trail 

The main offender was discarded plastic bottles. At one pagoda where hikers can rest, there were piles of plastic bottles left on the floor. How can people be so selfish and lazy? 

We must get tough on these litter bugs and look at other solutions to the problem. Littering our beautiful parks is shameful. 

Patrick Huggard, Wan Chai