Bowing to pressure from consumers, businesses in London, such as Budgens supermarket in Belsize Park, are going plastic-free. Photo: AFP

Hongkongers must speak up against plastic before we are buried in it

  • Microplastics are contaminating the rain, sea, air, our food and water. To change Hong Kong’s relationship with plastic, we need laws to push businesses to provide alternatives and for consumers to advocate for change
Topic |   Hong Kong environmental issues

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Bowing to pressure from consumers, businesses in London, such as Budgens supermarket in Belsize Park, are going plastic-free. Photo: AFP
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A farmer and a dog walk through a burnt area of the Amazon rainforest, near Porto Velho, Rondonia state, in Brazil, on August 26. Photo: AFP

Amazon fires: Hong Kong, with its huge appetite for beef from Brazil, could use its voice to make a difference

  • Hong Kong is a big importer of Brazilian beef and hosts influential companies in the Brazil-China beef and leather supply chain
  • Hong Kong companies must start holding their Brazilian suppliers accountable to anti-deforestation policies. Meanwhile, we can all eat less beef
Topic |   Brazil

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A farmer and a dog walk through a burnt area of the Amazon rainforest, near Porto Velho, Rondonia state, in Brazil, on August 26. Photo: AFP
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