A woman sleeps on a bench in front of cardboard and styrofoam waste and a rubbish bin in To Kwa Wan on September 23, 2020. Where is the legislation to regulate overpackaging and the removal of the most harmful plastic pollutants, such as styrofoam? Photo: Xiaomei Chen
A woman sleeps on a bench in front of cardboard and styrofoam waste and a rubbish bin in To Kwa Wan on September 23, 2020. Where is the legislation to regulate overpackaging and the removal of the most harmful plastic pollutants, such as styrofoam? Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Letters | Why Hong Kong’s waste-charging scheme smells like a bad idea

  • Readers discuss the new legislation paving the way for a levy on household waste and how Central Market’s revitalisation could be improved

A woman sleeps on a bench in front of cardboard and styrofoam waste and a rubbish bin in To Kwa Wan on September 23, 2020. Where is the legislation to regulate overpackaging and the removal of the most harmful plastic pollutants, such as styrofoam? Photo: Xiaomei Chen
A woman sleeps on a bench in front of cardboard and styrofoam waste and a rubbish bin in To Kwa Wan on September 23, 2020. Where is the legislation to regulate overpackaging and the removal of the most harmful plastic pollutants, such as styrofoam? Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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