A shopper visits the packaged drinks aisle at a supermarket in August last year. If the rebate value is set too low, consumers are likely to simply continue to litter or at best dispose of empty drink containers to the city’s already exploding landfills. Photo: Winson Wong A shopper visits the packaged drinks aisle at a supermarket in August last year. If the rebate value is set too low, consumers are likely to simply continue to litter or at best dispose of empty drink containers to the city’s already exploding landfills. Photo: Winson Wong
A shopper visits the packaged drinks aisle at a supermarket in August last year. If the rebate value is set too low, consumers are likely to simply continue to litter or at best dispose of empty drink containers to the city’s already exploding landfills. Photo: Winson Wong

Letters | Low cashback value risks failure of Hong Kong’s plastic bottle return scheme

  • The Environmental Protection Department’s proposed scheme has its merits, such as the emphasis on consumer convenience, but the rebate of 10 HK cents, far below those of similar schemes elsewhere globally, is far too low

Topic |   Hong Kong environmental issues
A shopper visits the packaged drinks aisle at a supermarket in August last year. If the rebate value is set too low, consumers are likely to simply continue to litter or at best dispose of empty drink containers to the city’s already exploding landfills. Photo: Winson Wong A shopper visits the packaged drinks aisle at a supermarket in August last year. If the rebate value is set too low, consumers are likely to simply continue to litter or at best dispose of empty drink containers to the city’s already exploding landfills. Photo: Winson Wong
A shopper visits the packaged drinks aisle at a supermarket in August last year. If the rebate value is set too low, consumers are likely to simply continue to litter or at best dispose of empty drink containers to the city’s already exploding landfills. Photo: Winson Wong
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