One of Hong Kong’s landfills, in Tseung Kwan O. China has stopped importing some categories of waste, a ban that means land-scarce Hong Kong needs to work harder at reducing waste. Photo: Roy IssaOne of Hong Kong’s landfills, in Tseung Kwan O. China has stopped importing some categories of waste, a ban that means land-scarce Hong Kong needs to work harder at reducing waste. Photo: Roy Issa
One of Hong Kong’s landfills, in Tseung Kwan O. China has stopped importing some categories of waste, a ban that means land-scarce Hong Kong needs to work harder at reducing waste. Photo: Roy Issa
Christine Loh
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Christine Loh

China is waging war on waste and Hong Kong needs to think bigger about how to manage its rubbish

  • China is banning imports of trash and starting a zero-waste programme for cities. In Hong Kong, the authorities should consider passing a waste separation law if an economic deterrent is not enough to increase recycling rates

One of Hong Kong’s landfills, in Tseung Kwan O. China has stopped importing some categories of waste, a ban that means land-scarce Hong Kong needs to work harder at reducing waste. Photo: Roy IssaOne of Hong Kong’s landfills, in Tseung Kwan O. China has stopped importing some categories of waste, a ban that means land-scarce Hong Kong needs to work harder at reducing waste. Photo: Roy Issa
One of Hong Kong’s landfills, in Tseung Kwan O. China has stopped importing some categories of waste, a ban that means land-scarce Hong Kong needs to work harder at reducing waste. Photo: Roy Issa
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