A worker stacks waste paper and cardboard for recycling on a river barge in Chai Wan in September 2017. Hong Kong’s waste recovery rate in 2017 was 32 per cent, down from 34 per cent in 2016. Photo: EPA-EFE

Six years and counting: why Hong Kong’s track record on waste management should have city down in the dumps

  • Consistent failure by the Environment Protection Department to meet its own waste management targets makes a mockery of its 2013-2022 blueprint
  • Without waste separation at source, the waste recovery rate cannot increase much
Topic |   Hong Kong environmental issues

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A worker stacks waste paper and cardboard for recycling on a river barge in Chai Wan in September 2017. Hong Kong’s waste recovery rate in 2017 was 32 per cent, down from 34 per cent in 2016. Photo: EPA-EFE
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