Various plastic goods weighing 1.3kg, equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone could eat in five years, are displayed on a table in this illustration taken in Tokyo, Japan, on November 12, 2020. People could be ingesting the equivalent of a credit card of plastic a week, a 2019 study by WWF International concluded, mainly in plastic-infused drinking water but also via food like shellfish, which tends to be eaten whole so the plastic in their digestive systems is also consumed. Photo: Reuters Various plastic goods weighing 1.3kg, equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone could eat in five years, are displayed on a table in this illustration taken in Tokyo, Japan, on November 12, 2020. People could be ingesting the equivalent of a credit card of plastic a week, a 2019 study by WWF International concluded, mainly in plastic-infused drinking water but also via food like shellfish, which tends to be eaten whole so the plastic in their digestive systems is also consumed. Photo: Reuters
Various plastic goods weighing 1.3kg, equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone could eat in five years, are displayed on a table in this illustration taken in Tokyo, Japan, on November 12, 2020. People could be ingesting the equivalent of a credit card of plastic a week, a 2019 study by WWF International concluded, mainly in plastic-infused drinking water but also via food like shellfish, which tends to be eaten whole so the plastic in their digestive systems is also consumed. Photo: Reuters

Letters | Why Hong Kong needs urgent action on disposable plastic tableware

  • Proposal to ban in two phases, with the first phase not due to come into force until 2025, does not come close to reflecting the urgency of the problem

Topic |   Hong Kong environmental issues
Various plastic goods weighing 1.3kg, equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone could eat in five years, are displayed on a table in this illustration taken in Tokyo, Japan, on November 12, 2020. People could be ingesting the equivalent of a credit card of plastic a week, a 2019 study by WWF International concluded, mainly in plastic-infused drinking water but also via food like shellfish, which tends to be eaten whole so the plastic in their digestive systems is also consumed. Photo: Reuters Various plastic goods weighing 1.3kg, equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone could eat in five years, are displayed on a table in this illustration taken in Tokyo, Japan, on November 12, 2020. People could be ingesting the equivalent of a credit card of plastic a week, a 2019 study by WWF International concluded, mainly in plastic-infused drinking water but also via food like shellfish, which tends to be eaten whole so the plastic in their digestive systems is also consumed. Photo: Reuters
Various plastic goods weighing 1.3kg, equivalent to the amount of plastic that someone could eat in five years, are displayed on a table in this illustration taken in Tokyo, Japan, on November 12, 2020. People could be ingesting the equivalent of a credit card of plastic a week, a 2019 study by WWF International concluded, mainly in plastic-infused drinking water but also via food like shellfish, which tends to be eaten whole so the plastic in their digestive systems is also consumed. Photo: Reuters
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