Plastic rubbish is piled on a bin in Cheung Chau as people enjoy the Easter holiday in April 2017. Photo: Nora Tam
Plastic rubbish is piled on a bin in Cheung Chau as people enjoy the Easter holiday in April 2017. Photo: Nora Tam

Letters | Hong Kong must ensure ‘degradable’ plastics don’t do more harm than good

  • Although many assume plastics marked ‘degradable’ will completely break down in nature, this process often requires specific environmental conditions
  • Regulation of single-use plastics must extend to ‘degradable’ plastics, banning those that cannot degrade in Hong Kong

Plastic rubbish is piled on a bin in Cheung Chau as people enjoy the Easter holiday in April 2017. Photo: Nora Tam
Plastic rubbish is piled on a bin in Cheung Chau as people enjoy the Easter holiday in April 2017. Photo: Nora Tam
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