Recycling bins in Wan Chai overflow as protesters march against the extradition bill on June 9. Hong Kong is a world leader in waste produced per capita. Photo: Edmond So
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Singapore, the US, Hong Kong and other developed economies lead the pack in waste. What will we do when the rest of the world catches up?

  • China’s ban on imported waste in 2018 was not welcomed by the rest of the world, but it now appears to be a blessing
  • Developed countries must learn how to deal with their own waste, primarily by seeing it all as a resource to be recovered

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Recycling bins in Wan Chai overflow as protesters march against the extradition bill on June 9. Hong Kong is a world leader in waste produced per capita. Photo: Edmond So
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