Waste is piled up at a refuse collection point in March 2017. The Hong Kong government has proposed that housing estates, residential buildings and shops using government refuse collection services pay for each bag of waste disposed. Photo: David Wong

Why Hong Kong must act on better waste management: for starters, it can ease the housing crisis

  • The government’s municipal solid waste charging scheme has been a long time coming, but is vital to reducing waste volumes
  • If Hong Kong sent less waste to landfills, space could be reallocated to other needs such as housing
Topic |   Hong Kong environmental issues

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Waste is piled up at a refuse collection point in March 2017. The Hong Kong government has proposed that housing estates, residential buildings and shops using government refuse collection services pay for each bag of waste disposed. Photo: David Wong
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