Some people, such as those with disabilities, cannot drink a beverage without the aid of a bendable plastic straw. Disposable plastic tableware accounted for 2 per cent of Hong Kong’s municipal waste in 2016. Photo: Reuters

Plastic waste fight in Hong Kong must go beyond clutching at straws

Topic |   Hong Kong environmental issues

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Some people, such as those with disabilities, cannot drink a beverage without the aid of a bendable plastic straw. Disposable plastic tableware accounted for 2 per cent of Hong Kong’s municipal waste in 2016. Photo: Reuters
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Consumers in general are not aware of how much plastic they are wasting, or how much pollution they are adding to Mother Earth. Photo: AFP

Demand less plastic packaging, even if it means paying more: the Earth will thank you

  • It is one simple step that can help to reduce the scale of the devastating impact plastic waste is having on the environment
Topic |   Environment

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Consumers in general are not aware of how much plastic they are wasting, or how much pollution they are adding to Mother Earth. Photo: AFP
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